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  • Weekly Wrap Up: September 29 - October 3

    This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.


  • You Told Us: Here's What Raising the Wage Means to You

    Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.


  • WHIAAPI Announces Its 2014-2015 E3! Ambassadors

    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.


  • From the Archives: Air Force One and Presidential Air Travel

    The President of the United States must be ready to travel anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice. Fortunately, modern Presidents have access to a variety of transportation options, including flying aboard Air Force One. Take a look at the history of this iconic symbol of the presidency throughout the years.


  • A Time for Your Voices to Be Heard

    In June 2014, DOI released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), through which it is seeking public input on whether it should propose an administrative rule that would facilitate the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community.


  • Preserving A Way of Life

    Adae Romero is being honored as a Future of American Agriculture Champion of Change.


  • Federal Agencies Leading By Example to Reduce Energy Use and Save Money for Taxpayers

    Federal agencies are making significant progress in meeting President Obama's ambitious goals to reduce energy use, pollution and waste, and save money in Federal operations.


  • Taking Action to Reduce Carbon Pollution at the State, Local, and Tribal Level

    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.


  • Working with Community Leaders to Improve Educational Outcomes for AANHPI Students

    Arne Duncan celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by celebrating the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) and their contributions to this great nation.


  • State and Local Officials Join the President in Year of Action to Raise the Minimum Wage

    In the year since the President first called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to increase the minimum wage. Without waiting on Congress to act, Connecticut, Maryland, and Hawaii are lifting their minimum wages to $10.10 an hour, and other states and localities are considering similar legislation.


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