Statements and Releases

  • Message to the Congress from the President concerning exports to China

    In accordance with the provisions of section 1512 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261), I hereby certify to the Congress that the export of fine grain graphite to be used for solar cell applications and for the fabrication of components used in electronic and semiconductor fabrication, and two dual-motor, dual-shaft mixers to be used to produce carbon fiber and epoxy prepregs for the commercial airline industry is not detrimental to the U.S. space launch industry, and that the material and equipment, including any indirect technical benefit that could be derived from these exports, will not measurably improve the missile or space launch capabilities of the People's Republic of China.


  • Presidential Nomination Sent to the Senate 3/17

    Nomination sent to the Senate : David F. Hamilton, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, vice Kenneth F. Ripple, retired.


  • President Obama Announces David Hamilton for the United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

    Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge David Hamilton to the United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Hamilton has served for 14 years as a federal district judge in Indiana. He was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana in 1994 and was named Chief Judge in January of 2008.


  • Statement by the President on the Budget


  • President Obama Announces Intention to Nominate Daniel Rooney as Ambassador to Ireland

    I am honored and grateful that such a dedicated and accomplished individual has agreed to serve as the representative of the United States to the Irish people. Dan Rooney is an unwavering supporter of Irish peace, culture, and education, and I have every confidence that he and Secretary Clinton will ensure America’s continued close and unique partnership with Ireland in the years ahead.


  • Nominations sent to the Senate, 3/16/09

    Ladda Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Public and Intergovernmental Affairs), vice Lisette M. Mondello, resigned.


  • Statement from Vice President Biden's Spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander on Mrs. Jean Biden

    The Vice President's mother, Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden, underwent surgery this morning for a hip fracture at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is recovering well and is in stable condition.


  • President Obama and Secretary Geithner Announce Plans to Unlock Credit for Small

    Today, as part of an effort Treasury Secretary Geithner first outlined in introducing the Financial Stability Plan (FSP) in February, President Obama and Secretary Geithner will announce plans to take immediate action to help ensure that credit gets flowing again to entrepreneurs and business owners.


  • White House to Hold Recovery Act Implementation Conference for Local Officials

    On Wednesday, March 18th, the White House will hold a Recovery and Reinvestment Act Implementation Conference for local officials. Like state governments, city and county governments will play a crucial role in partnering with the federal government to ensure that implementation of the Recovery Act is effective, transparent and efficient.


  • Statement from Vice President Biden's Spokesperson

    The Vice President's mother, Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden, has been admitted to the University of Pennsylvania hospital today after a fall at her residence in Delaware. She is currently receiving treatment and is in good spirits.