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Posted byon August 3, 2013 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama tells the American people that his plan for creating a better bargain for the middle class builds on the progress we’ve made, fighting our way back from the worst economic recession of our lifetimes.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM EDT
Yesterday, I joined eleven Champions of Change at the White House to celebrate their achievements toward making STEM industries more inclusive for underrepresented communities.
Posted byon July 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM EDT
In Tennessee, President Obama talks about the first and most important cornerstone of middle class security: a good job in a durable, growing industry.
Posted byon July 27, 2013 at 5:45 AM EDT
President Obama tells the American people about his speech at Knox College on Wednesday, where he discussed the cornerstones of what it means to be middle class, including having a good job, a home that is your own, quality education, a secure retirement, and affordable health care.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM EDT
President Obama kicks off a series of speeches about his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class -- and those fighting to join it – front and center.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM EDT
Raising the minimum wage is of the economic vision that President Obama laid out in Galesburg, Illinois, as he described what we need to do to support the middle class and those who are trying to join it.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
The 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act reminds us that we still have more work to do to make sure that no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.
Posted byon June 18, 2013 at 1:15 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation is celebrating the four-year anniversary of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities by hosting a webinar series about three topics on which EPA, HUD, and DOT offer coordinated support: investing in green infrastructure, creating context-sensitive streets, and integrating housing and transportation planning.
Posted byon June 15, 2013 at 10:02 AM EDT
In honor of Father's Day, we're sharing some of our favorite pictures of President Obama with his daughters, Sasha and Malia.
Posted byon June 15, 2013 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama discusses Father’s Day and notes that nothing substitutes for the love and support of the presence of a parent in a child’s life.