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Posted byon September 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM EDT
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) is proud to announce its first class of E3! Ambassadors, 32 young leaders from across the nation committed to improving the quality of life and opportunity for young AAPIs.
Posted byon August 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM EDT
More Americans died in 2011 each day from drug overdoses than from traffic crashes – and about half of those overdoses involved opioids, a class of drugs that includes heroin and prescription painkillers.
Posted byon August 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM EDT
On this Women’s Equality Day, we should all pay homage to the trailblazers who fought for our suffrage and made a more just and prosperous future possible for all Americans. In the years ahead, President Obama and his Administration will continue doing all we can to ensure that women and girls have every opportunity to reach their greatest potential.
Posted byon August 14, 2014 at 5:19 PM EDT
The Department of Education unveils a new grant opportunity to partner with states and local communities to expand the reach of high-quality preschool.
Posted byon August 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM EDT
A new White House report looks at the progress businesses and communities are making in raising the minimum wage for millions of workers.
Posted byon July 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM EDT
Vice President Biden announces at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) conference that FMCSA’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program has now been expanded to all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Posted byon July 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM EDT
Congress is back in session, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.
Posted byon July 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM EDT
For Adelina of Sunland Park, New Mexico, like for so many others, Medicaid coverage is providing her with the coverage she needs to be healthy.
Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM EDT
On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, AAPI's continue to face civil rights challenges.
Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM EDT
A new Council of Economic Advisers report shows the effects of state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion on access to care, financial security, overall health and well-being of residents, and state economies. Here's a small sample of the coverage the report has received across the country.