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Posted byon December 18, 2014 at 10:43 AM EST
In honor of our service members, veterans and their families, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden dedicated five trees at the Naval Observatory Residence representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Posted byon December 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM EST
This August, we released an infographic showing states (and the District of Columbia) with laws allowing for the prescribing and administration of naloxone and/or criminal protections for bystanders who seek emergency assistance. Since then, even more states have enacted such laws, and we have updated the infographic to reflect current state laws as of December 2014.
Posted byon December 17, 2014 at 3:39 PM EST
Before the Senate adjourned, it confirmed 12 federal district court nominees, for a total of 307 lifetime-appointed federal judges confirmed during President Obama’s first six years.
Posted byon December 15, 2014 at 8:28 PM EST
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the patients at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., continuing a tradition dating back more than 60 years to First Lady Bess Truman. First Dogs Bo and Sunny joined Mrs. Obama to help spread holiday cheer to the kids and their families.
Posted byon December 3, 2014 at 1:50 PM EST
The Labor Department is issuing a rule to implement Executive Order 13672, which was signed by President Obama in July, to ensure that federal contractors and subcontractors do not discriminate against employees or applicants based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Posted byon November 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM EST
More than 100 school superintendents join President Obama in the White House East Room to launch a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the Future Ready Digital Pledge.
Posted byon November 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM EST
It’s been almost two years since President Obama first called for an increase in the national minimum wage. He believes more strongly than ever that no one who works full-time should have to raise a family in poverty.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 1:45 PM EST
We have asked a lot of service members and their families over the past decade, and in honor of their service, President Obama signed a proclamation to establish November 2014 as Military Family Month.
Posted byon October 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM EST
President Obama and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett meet with Alyce Dixon, the oldest-known living female African American veteran of World War II.
Posted byon October 23, 2014 at 2:51 PM EST
USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (better known as WIC) celebrates the program’s 40th anniversary, highlighting four decades of helping improve the lives of millions of infants and children across America.