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  • Secretary Pritzker Says Increased Gender Diversity in Corporate Boardrooms Is Vital to Economic Success

    Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the urgent need to boost our companies’ economic competitiveness by bringing more women into corporate leadership at the Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, hosted by the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

  • A Major Increase in Our Response to the Ebola Outbreak

    During a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, President Obama spoke on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and announced a major increase in our efforts to help the international community fight the outbreak.

  • Nuestra Respuesta Integral en la Frontera

    Nuestra frontera ha sido y sigue siendo más segura de lo que lo ha sido en décadas. A principios de este año, hemos visto una afluencia de emigrantes centroamericanos incluyendo niños no acompañados y adultos con niños en una zona aislada de nuestra frontera, el Valle del Río Grande en Texas, pero la Administración tomó medidas decisivas y la situación está mejorando.

  • Progress on Security and Suitability

    Today marks one year since the senseless acts of violence at Washington Navy Yard. After the events last fall, the President directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct a 120-day review of Federal employee suitability and contractor fitness determinations as well as security clearance procedures. As Deputy Director for Management, and chair of the inter-agency Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council, taking the lead on these efforts was one of the first things I did upon arriving at OMB. The inter-agency team, comprised of members from across the Federal spectrum, engaged in an intensive review effort to assess risks and vulnerabilities inherent in current security, suitability, and credentialing processes, and identified actionable solutions.

  • U.S. Companies Leading to Reduce Emissions of HFC Climate Pollutants

    Today, fulfilling a commitment under the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration is announcing new private sector commitments and executive actions to reduce emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change.

  • We the Geeks: Miss America

    The White House hosts "We the Geeks: Miss America" to hear from the Miss America STEM scholarship winners as they share their stories from crowns to classrooms, personal role models, and advice for the next generation of women in STEM.

  • New Data Show Early Progress in Expanding Coverage, with More Gains to Come

    New data out this morning from the National Center for Health Statistics show that health insurance coverage increased sharply in the first quarter of 2014, reflecting the significant progress made in expanding access to affordable insurance coverage during the first part of the Affordable Care Act’s inaugural open enrollment period.

  • Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States in 2013

    A new Census Bureau report shows that key indicators of poverty and family income improved in 2013 -- and there is reason to believe that this progress has continued into 2014, as the labor market has strengthened and millions have gained health insurance coverage. At the same time, the data also offer a clear illustration of the large amount of work that remains to strengthen the middle class in the wake of the worst recession since the Great Depression.

  • A Look Back at Lehman Brothers and Where We Stand Six Years After the Financial Crisis

    Take a look back with White House Administration officials who shared the critical moment and key decisions the President made in three different areas of the economy to get us to where we are today. Then slide across the charts to see how far we’ve come in the last six years.

  • A Journey into the Unknown

    Frank Lowe is being honored as a Individual and Community Preparedness Champion of Change.