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  • State and Local Officials Across the Country Urge Action to Fix the Nation’s Broken Immigration System

    Following President Obama's speech on commonsense immigration reform, bipartisan state and local elected officials across the country spoke out about the President’s remarks and urged swift action.


  • Materials Innovation for the 21st Century

    This Administration has taken a proactive approach to improve our domestic materials capabilities. A significant milestone in this effort was President Obama’s 2011 launch of the ambitious Materials Genome Initiative—a collaboration between government, private-sector, and academic leaders to discover and deploy new cutting-edge materials faster and cheaper than ever before. This week, in another important milestone, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $120 million award over five years to establish a new Energy Innovation Hub—the Critical Materials Institute (CMI).


  • Agreement in Washington: Protect the Middle Class from Year-end Tax Hikes

    Today, the White House National Economic Council releaseda state-by-state reports about the real-life impact of these tax increases on America’s middle class families if Congress fails to act by January 1. Find out what it means for your community.


  • The 2012 White House Holiday Card

    This year's White House holiday card features the First Family dog, Bo.


  • A State by State Look at the Middle-Class Tax Cuts’ Impact on Consumer Spending and Retailers

    A state by state look at the middle-class tax cuts' impact on consumer spending and retailers.


  • Advocates for Action Guest Post: Turning Tragedy into Purpose

    Jan, Mike, and Daniel Rozga have been selected as 2013 ONDCP Advocates for Action for their work in prevention and education on synthetic drugs. Read more about the Rozgas' story and how they're making a difference to improve the health and safety of their community.


  • Community Engagement and Civic Collaboration

    As Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's first Chief Innovation Officer, Adel Ebeid works hard to develop impactful partnerships with community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and residents in order to positively influence social outcomes in under-resourced neighborhoods.


  • Power Behind a Cause

    Brenda Batschelet is an active member of Aktion Club, a Kiwanis service organization for adults with disabilities. Brenda played a large role in the Club's recent participation in Relay for Life in Jefferson, Iowa, serving as the team captain and further developing her leadership skills in the community.


  • Anyone Can Do It

    Emily Lang, a fifth-grade student at Crescent Harbor Elementary School in Oak Harbor, Washington, has always been a "helper." She recently served as President of her school’s K-Kids club, Kiwanis International’s service and leadership program for elementary school students, and has been a girl scout for five years, serving various organizations regularly.


  • The Gift to Make a Positive Change

    Jeffery Woods has dedicated his entire life to serving others as a citizen solider and a community servant. Among the many examples of his service, Jeffery has started a backpack program to support disadvantaged students at an elementary school, assisted citizens and emergency personnel after Hurricane Katrina hit, and helped restore New Orleans, and is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Ruston, Louisiana.


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