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  • Highlights from 2014

    2014 has been a year of significant developments for drug policy in our country as well as at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This year, President Obama nominated Michael Botticelli to Director of National Drug Control Policy. If confirmed, he will become the first person in recovery from a substance use disorder to ever hold the position. We made progress against the opioid epidemic...

  • Weekly Wrap Up: September 29 - October 3

    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.

  • You Told Us: Here's What Raising the Wage Means to You

    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.

  • WHIAAPI Announces Its 2014-2015 E3! Ambassadors

    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.

  • We the Geeks: Miss America

    The White House hosts "We the Geeks: Miss America" to hear from the Miss America STEM scholarship winners as they share their stories from crowns to classrooms, personal role models, and advice for the next generation of women in STEM.

  • Watersheds and Wildfires

    Jonathan Bruno is being honored as a Individual and Community Preparedness Champion of Change.

  • Infographic: Overdose Prevention, State by State

    More Americans died in 2011 each day from drug overdoses than from traffic crashes – and about half of those overdoses involved opioids, a class of drugs that includes heroin and prescription painkillers.

  • Environmental Educators and Students Honored at White House Ceremony

    The White House welcomes outstanding students and teachers from across the country for the Presidential Environmental Education Awards National Recognition Ceremony.

  • When Climate Change Hits Home – A Partnership for the Future

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat discuss their experiences as members of the President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

  • States Lead on Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?

    Congress is back in session, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.