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  • Urging the AAPI Community to #GetCovered by March 31

    Given the importance of having health insurance within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, last week the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), White House Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and many AAPI community leaders held an AAPI Enrollment Week of Action.


  • Helping Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders #GetCovered During AAPI Enrollment Week of Action

    The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with many passionate community leaders, enrolled members of the AAPI community during the AAPI Enrollment Week of Action last week.


  • Springtime: A Good Time to Think About our Kids and Steroids

    Don Hooton is the President of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which he and his family formed to address youth use of anabolic steroids following the loss of their son, Taylor.


  • West Wing Week 02/28/14 or "I Am My Brother's Keeper"

    This week, the President announced two new manufacturing hubs, and his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, toured a new light rail system in St. Paul, Minnesota, and spoke on the importance of supporting American infrastructure jobs. The First Lady celebrated the fourth anniversary of her "Let's Move" Initiative with both Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, while the Vice President kicked off the inaugural episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.


  • President Obama Lays Out New Plan for Upgrading Our Transportation Infrastructure

    The President travels to St. Paul, Minnesota to unveil a new plan to upgrade America's infrastructure and put people back to work.


  • Ensuring a “Time to Thrive” for LGBTQ Youth


  • The First Lady's Box Seats at the 2014 State of the Union

    Find out who was invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2014 State of the Union.


  • Partnering at the Speed of Business: University-Company Partnerships

    One of the goals of President Obama’s innovation strategy is to accelerate the rate at which new inventions that result from federally funded research at the Nation’s universities and national labs move from the lab to the marketplace. Speeding that transition spurs the creation of new industries and jobs while addressing pressing challenges such as the need for clean sources of energy and treatments for debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Federal agencies have already developed a number of initiatives to increase the economic and societal impact of federally funded research.


  • New Report: The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance

    A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.


  • Meet a Student Entrepreneur: “Turning What Stinks into What Sticks”

    Daniel Oldham, 23, is an entrepreneur and current engineering graduate student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (NC A&T) State University, where he works at the Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Laboratory. Recently, Daniel started Bio-Adhesive Alliance—a company based on an innovative technology that transforms swine manure to create a glue adhesive that strengthens asphalt and received grants from National Science Foundation (NSF) to help get started.


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