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Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT
This week, the President spoke on the importance of raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure, and bringing jobs and tourism back to America; invited the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks to the White House; and designated a new National Monument. The First Lady honored Brown v. Board of Education, and the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Romania and Cyprus.
Posted byon May 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM EDT
President Obama visits the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, to talk about the impact that travel and tourism have on our country.
Posted byon May 22, 2014 at 5:52 PM EDT
Three years ago, President Obama launched SelectUSA -– an initiative to encourage U.S. businesses to bring jobs back home, and to urge foreign companies to invest in America. The result: more than $18 billion of investments across 17 different states, resulting in new jobs for American workers, and growth for our nation's economy.
Posted byon May 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM EDT
For all of the progress women have made in the 20th century -- gaining the right to vote, becoming nearly half of the workforce, and increasing their education, there is still work to be done to remove barriers that limit us from making full use of our nation’s talent in the future.
Posted byon May 17, 2014 at 11:21 AM EDT
On Friday afternoon, President Obama and Vice President Biden stopped by a local Shake Shack for burgers, and spoke briefly about the need for Congress to pass transportation funding.
Posted byon May 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM EDT
Investing in America's infrastructure is an imperative, but the funding to fix our crumbling roads and bridges is running out -- and only Congress can reauthorize it. And allowing this funding to run out will put at risk nearly 700,000 American jobs.
Posted byon May 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM EDT
The President is calling on Congress to pass a bill to put Americans to work repairing our crumbling roads and bridges — avoiding a crisis in the short term, and helping to position our economy for long-term growth.
Posted byon May 12, 2014 at 11:41 AM EDT
Nearly half of America’s workforce is now comprised of women, and three-fourths of households are headed by a working single parent, or two working parents -- and our workplaces have yet to catch up by implementing policies which empower women, and provide flexibility for parents.
Posted byon May 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM EDT
With his announcements today, the President demonstrates his commitment to Federal leadership on cutting carbon pollution and improving energy efficiency.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 5:18 PM EDT
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.