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  • West Wing Week 02/07/14 or "POTUS Cam!"

    This week, the President urged action on long-term unemployment, hung out on Google+ for his first virtual road trip, announced major private-sector commitments to expand broadband Internet for students, spoke with both House and Senate Democrats, and joined the First Lady for the National Prayer Breakfast. The First Lady helped students get a leg up with filing for financial aid, and the Vice President unveiled Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive.


  • Fill Out Your FAFSA, Get Help Paying for College

    The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid – is one of the most important things students and families can do in planning for college success.


  • Mad Men, Working Women, and Fair Pay

    Getting to fair pay takes more than one agency or one advocate or one tool –- it’s everyone’s job.


  • New Feedback System for GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Recipients

    Announcing a new online system where servicemembers, veterans, and their families can report experiences at education institutions and training programs administering military-related education benefit programs.


  • Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg Soldiers On With VA Support

    Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg sustained serious injuries while deployed in Afghanistan, but, with the support of the VA, he is in recovery and joined the First Lady at President Obama's fifth State of the Union address.


  • Secretary Johnson Welcomes New U.S. Citizens

    Secretary Jeh Johnson joined USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba to welcome 468 new U.S. citizens at a special Naturalization Ceremony held at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Va.


  • Honoring Those Who Continue to Serve on MLK Day

    Today's MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems.


  • A New Day in Health Care Coverage

    January 1 marks not only the beginning of a New Year, but an exciting new day in health care as millions of Americans will now be able to access care, thanks to the coverage they found at the Health Insurance Marketplace.


  • 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.


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