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Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 1:11 PM EDT
Lucy Coffey, age 108, is the oldest living female World War II veteran, and received a warm welcome to the White House by President Obama and Vice President Biden during her visit to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Network.
Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 12:03 PM EDT
Labor Secretary Tom Perez is traveling with Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Toledo, Ohio, today to see first-hand model programs and partnerships that are equipping Americans with the knowledge, skills and industry-relevant education they need to get on the pathway to a successful career.
Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM EDT
The Council of Economic Advisers released a report that examines the economic consequences of delaying implementing policies to reduce the pace and ultimate magnitude of these changes; the findings emphasize the need for policy action today.
Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 10:38 AM EDT
The White House released a new report from the Council of Economic Advisers that breaks down the economic consequences of delaying action to combat climate change. So how will this affect you and your community? Jason Furman, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, is taking to Twitter to answer your questions.
Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 8:55 AM EDT
Watch the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day, webcast live from the White House at www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 8:16 AM EDT
In a major step to advance the President’s Climate Data Initiative, the Obama administration is inviting leaders of the technology and agricultural sectors to the White House to discuss new collaborative steps to unleash data that will help ensure our food system is resilient to the effects of climate change.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 6:41 PM EDT
President Obama and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients were honored at the White House. The President told the recipients that their "accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country."
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 6:40 PM EDT
ONDCP responds to The New York Times editorial board's opinion that the Federal government should legalize marijuana for adults aged 21 years and older.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 6:23 PM EDT
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spends the day with Jesus "Jay" Valentin, a UPS driver in New Jersey.
Crowdsourcing Ideas to Accelerate Economic Growth and Prosperity through a Strategy for American InnovationPosted byon July 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM EDT
America’s future economic growth and international competitiveness depend crucially on our capacity to innovate. Creating the jobs and industries of the future will require making the right investments to unleash the unmatched creativity and imagination of the American people. We want to gather bold ideas for how we as a nation can build on and extend into the future our historic strengths in innovation and discovery. Today we are calling on thinkers, doers, and entrepreneurs across the country to submit their proposals for promising new initiatives or pressing needs for renewed investment to be included in next year’s updated Strategy for American Innovation.