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Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon July 31, 2013 at 7:04 PM EDT
Yesterday, I had the privilege of speaking at a naturalization ceremony for newly naturalized citizens of the United States of America.
Posted byon July 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM EDT
Earlier this week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan met with a group of young people who are mounting an inspiring fight to overcome barriers and make this country stronger. They are called the DREAM Riders, and they are taking their vital message to the entire country.
Posted byon July 29, 2013 at 10:44 AM EDT
Last Tuesday, the White House honored 14 Open Government and Civic Hacking Champions of Change—extraordinary Americans working to improve their communities through technology, innovation, and civic participation. As entrepreneurs, innovators, organizers, and community leaders, these “Champions of Change” have made a tremendous positive impact.
Posted byon July 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM EDT
Leaders in the fields of veteran service and mental health meet with Administration officials at the White House during the Military Family Mental Health Conference.
Posted byon July 9, 2013 at 5:22 PM EDT
Over the last seven months, the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund Interagency Working Group (IWG) has worked toward increased transparency and a thorough accounting of the process to verify valid military service for Filipino World War II veterans.
State-by-State Reports: President Obama's Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution and Prepare for Consequences of Climate ChangePosted byon June 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM EDT
When I think of citizen science, I think of points of enlightenment spreading over a map, literally filling it with new knowledge. Each point represents a person who is making an important contribution to science, who is learning a lot, and who is likely to be engaged in conserving the phenomenon they’re studying.
Posted byon June 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT
Democratic and Republican state and local officials from all over the country are speaking out about the need for commonsense immigration reform. See what officials from the southern United States had to say.
Posted byon June 18, 2013 at 1:08 PM EDT
Carol Fennelly is being honored as a Champion of Change for her dedication to the well-being of children of incarcerated parents.