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Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 10:12 AM EDT
One hundred and fifty years ago, President Lincoln signed a law that forever changed the way we conserve our natural heritage. It might have seemed an odd thing to do at the time. We were in the middle of the Civil War. The fate of our union hung in the balance. Lincoln himself had never even been to California; for a good part of his life, his home state of Illinois was the West.
Posted byon October 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM EDT
In 2013, the President announced a bold new goal for the federal government to consume 20% of its power from renewable sources by 2020 -- and federal agencies are already stepping up to this challenge in a big way.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 2, 2014 at 3:40 PM EDT
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT
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.
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.
Commerce Department Reports Demonstrate that Exports Continue to Help Spur U.S. Economy and Support JobsPosted byon September 2, 2014 at 6:13 PM EDT
The Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce today released two new reports that further prove exports are strengthening our economy and creating good jobs.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ProgramPosted byon August 7, 2014 at 10:16 AM EDT
Posted byon July 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM EDT
The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy convened leaders from the White House, Federal agencies, Congress, philanthropic foundations, and academia this week to explore an important development in the effort to build credible evidence about “what works” in social spending: low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The goal of the conference was to help advance a broader Administration effort to promote evidence-based policy, described in the evaluation chapter of the 2014 Economic Report of the President, and the Performance and Management section of the President’s budget.
Posted byon July 11, 2014 at 7:29 PM EDT
President Obama announces SupplierPay, a new partnership with the private sector that will strengthen America's small businesses by increasing their working capital. And he's also renewing the QuickPay initiative for federal small business subcontractors.