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Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 4:18 PM EST
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.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST
The Third U.S. National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.
Posted byon March 5, 2014 at 5:49 PM EST
Ensuring that hard work pays off means that women should receive equal pay for equal work, that Americans can save and retire with dignity, that people have health insurance when they need it most, and that the wage you make is enough to support yourself and your family.
Posted byon February 14, 2014 at 1:43 PM EST
See a gallery of past White House state visit images from the holdings of the Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST
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.
Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM EST
HHS announced new primary care sites in 236 communities for 1.25 million additional patients, made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
Posted byon August 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM EST
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Energy Department evaluates the economic cost of power outages and calls for increased cross-sector investment to make the electric grid more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather events due to climate change.
Informes de estado a estado: Los beneficios económicos de enmendar nuestro sistema de inmigración que no funcionaPosted byon August 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM EST
Estados Unidos ha sido siempre una nación de inmigrantes y, a través de la historia de esta nación, inmigrantes de todas partes del mundo han mantenido nuestra fuerza laboral vibrante, nuestros negocios a la vanguardia, y ayudado a crear el mecanismo económico más grande del mundo. Sin embargo, el sistema de inmigración de nuestra nación no funciona y no ha mantenido el ritmo de los tiempos cambiantes.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM EST
In addition to giving a significant boost to our national economy, commonsense immigration reform will also generate important economic benefits in each state, from increasing workers’ wages and generating new tax revenue to strengthening the local industries that are the backbone of states’ economies.
State-by-State Reports: President Obama's Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution and Prepare for Consequences of Climate ChangePosted byon June 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST
State-by-state reports detail the impacts of extreme weather and pollution across the country, and explain how President Obama's plan will help cut carbon pollution and prepare states for the impacts of climate change that can't be avoided.