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Posted byon July 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM EDT
The nomination period for the 2013 Better Building Federal Award (BBFA) is now open. This contest builds on the Federal Government’s goal to reduce energy intensity – or energy consumed per square foot – by 30 percent by 2015 through encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding Federal agencies that achieve the greatest annual savings in energy intensity.
Posted byon July 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM EDT
A globally competitive economy requires a globally competitive workforce: Over the past decade, growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as non-STEM jobs, and these jobs pay about 25 percent more than others. That’s why this Administration is focused on increasing the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates.
Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem Circo and Councilman Brooks Visit with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric ShinsekiPosted byon July 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM EDT
Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo and Councilman Michael Brooks describe their visit with U.S. Secretary Eric Shinseki following a recent trip of his to tour their community's Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Posted byon June 22, 2012 at 2:32 PM EDT
Carol’s son Justin was born with a rare genetic lung disorder and survived a traumatic brain injury four years ago. He graduated from college last December. Because of the health care law, he’s able to stay on his father’s plan, which means he can consider the possibility of going to law school instead of spending his time and resources trying to find health insurance.
Posted byon June 21, 2012 at 4:54 PM EDT
Graduating from college is an exciting time in every persons life, but in today's economy it often means being cut off from your parent's health insurance and not being able to afford your own. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act though, graduates are able to stay on their parent's insurance until they're 26, an assurance that is most comforting in this unpredictable day and age. Listen to Abby tell her story about how the Affordable Care Act helped her.
Posted byon June 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM EDT
Business leaders like Virginia Donohue would like to provide health insurance for her employees, however it wasn't until a health care tax credit became available through the Affordable Care Act that she was able to.
Posted byon June 21, 2012 at 7:40 AM EDT
Health insurance is supposed to be there when you most need it, but if your medical issue is considered a preexisting condition, you may be out of luck. Fortunately for Tracy, with the Affordable Care Act, it illegal for insurance companies to deny coverage to children because of preexisting conditions, and so she is able to afford medical care for her son Sami.
Posted byon June 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM EDT
When a child is seriously ill, a parent shouldn’t have to worry that an insurer would deny coverage due to the child’s pre-existing condition. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Alycia Steinberg no longer worries that her daughter won't get the treatment she needs
Posted byon June 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM EDT
Business leaders like Kiersten Firquain would like to provide health insurance for her employees, however it wasn't until a health care tax credit became available through the Affordable Care Act that she was able to.
Posted byon June 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM EDT
Secretary Salazar highlights Interior Department's investments in rural communities.