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Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 1:37 PM EDT
Last week, I was honored to attend a bipartisan forum on women and addiction on Capitol Hill, hosted by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). The forum focused on the unique challenges women face while suffering from substance use disorders.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM EDT
The latest annual report from the Medicare program’s Boards of Trustees brings good news about the program’s financial future: Its Trust Fund will last four more years, to 2030, and projected Part B premiums for 2015 will not increase for the second year in a row.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM EDT
Times have changed, and today, some of the best ladders to well-paying, middle-class jobs are in IT fields across our economy.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM EDT
President Obama kicks off a three-day Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Posted byon July 26, 2014 at 4:28 PM EDT
The Administration is kicking off a significant new public-private effort to help hard-working Americans get ahead through an initiative we are calling “upskilling”: working with employers, educators, tech innovators, unions, training providers, cities, states, and non-profits to help turn low-wage and entry-level jobs across the country into stepping stones to the middle class.
Posted byon July 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President continued his call for our nation to rally around an economic patriotism that says rather than protecting wasteful tax loopholes for a few at the top, we should be investing in things like education and job training that grow the economy for everybody.
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 7:29 PM EDT
The White House Rural Council convenes the second Made in Rural America Regional Forum to bring together local, state, and federal export-related resources for businesses and community leaders throughout the Mississippi River Delta Region.
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM EDT
This week, some astronauts stopped by the White House (hint: think 1969), we talked about "inversions" (more on that later), the President awarded the Medal of Honor, and the Vice President got a marker and white board and gave us a little bit of history on our nation's infrastructure.
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 6:53 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond.
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 5:28 PM EDT
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President took to Tumblr to answer some of your questions on the President's newest Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.