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Posted byon June 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM EST
As part of the lead-up to the White House Summit on Working Families, we’ve been exploring policies and best practices that help both families and businesses manage the increasingly complicated interaction between work and family-life.
Posted byon June 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM EST
We honor the legacy of Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese American activist who dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice, not only for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, but all communities of color.
What They're Saying Around the Country: Support for Commonsense, Responsible Steps to Curb Carbon PollutionPosted byon June 4, 2014 at 2:25 PM EST
The EPA's proposed carbon pollution guidelines for power plants are already being hailed by editorial boards across the country. Here’s a sample of what they’re saying.
Posted byon June 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM EST
Posted byon June 2, 2014 at 6:18 PM EST
Today, in Rhode Island, First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a keel-laying ceremony of a new U.S. Navy submarine called the Illinois.
Posted byon June 2, 2014 at 4:35 PM EST
For decades, state, city, county, and tribal leaders have led the way in reducing pollution, making our communities healthier and cleaner. The EPA's new carbon pollution standard proposal puts tools in the hands of each state -– there’s no one-size-fits-all approach here.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 5:15 PM EST
President Obama meets with the My Brother's Keeper Task Force to receive a report on the progress made in the first 90 days of the initiative, as well as an initial set of recommendations.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 4:30 PM EST
As a part of National Foster Care Month, California Congresswoman Karen Bass, over 60 former foster youth, and the cast members and creators of Disney’s The Fosters come to the White House to discuss ways to better ensure the health, safety, and economic empowerment of foster youth.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM EST
Over the course of the Obama Administration, we have increased U.S. solar electricity generation by ten-fold and, in the last year alone added more than 23,600 new jobs in solar. But there is more to do before solar energy can be effectively harnessed by every American. That’s why, last week, DOE announced an even more aggressive strategy to address “soft costs” of solar.
Posted byon May 29, 2014 at 10:44 AM EST
In advance of the White House Summit on Working Families, we've engaged working families, business leaders, and other stakeholders to determine how best to meet the needs of 21st century families and workplaces. We continued this conversation by meeting with academics to discuss the most recent research on working families, including changing demographics, modern marriage, workplace flexibility, and effective management practices that boost companies’ bottom lines by boosting the productivity of their workers.