Statements and Releases

  • ADVISORY: Conference Call with Senior Administration Officials to Discuss President Obama's Trip Next Week

    Today at 7:00PM EDT the White House will hold a conference call with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough, and Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Council Chief of Staff Mark Lippert to discuss President Obama’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, and France.


  • Cybersecurity event fact sheet and expected attendees

    In February 2009, President Obama directed the National Security Council (NSC) and Homeland Security Council to conduct a 60-day review of the plans, programs, and activities underway throughout government that address our communications and information infrastructure (i.e., “cyberspace”), in order to develop a strategic framework to ensure that the U.S. government’s initiatives in this area are appropriately integrated, resourced, and coordinated.


  • Vice President Biden Hosts Conference Calls With Governors And Local Officials To Discuss Recovery Act Implementation, 5-28-2009

    Earlier today, the Vice President hosted two conference calls with Governors and Mayors/County Executives from across the country to discuss implementation of the Recovery Act.


  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 5-28-09

    Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key administration posts: Gordon Heddell, Inspector General, Department of Defense; Ellen Murray, Assistant Secretary for Resources and Technology, Department of Health and Human Services; Polly Trottenberg, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, Department of Transportation; and James J. Markowsky, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Department of Energy.


  • Cabinet Secretaries, Obama Administration Officials to Travel Across Midwest, Discuss Federal Recovery Efforts for Auto Communities and Workers

    Next week, from Tuesday, June 2 to Friday, June 5, members of the United States Cabinet and Obama administration officials will travel across the Midwest to visit auto communities and discuss federal recovery efforts for auto communities and workers.


  • President Obama to Visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Facility in Germany

    The President will visit wounded warriors and their families at Landstuhl Regional Medical Facility in Germany on June 5, 2009.


  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 5-27-2009

    Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts: - Michael A. Battle, Sr., U.S. Representative to the African Union with the Rank of Ambassador - Vilma S. Martinez, Ambassador to Argentina - Thomas A. Shannon, Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil - Laurie S. Fulton, Ambassador to Denmark - Charles H. Rivkin, Ambassador to France - Louis B. Susman, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland - Miguel H. Díaz, Ambassador to the Holy See - Robert S. Connan, Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland - Timothy J. Roemer, Ambassador to India - John V. Roos, Ambassador to Japan - Christopher William Dell, Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo - Patricia A. Butenis, Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives.


  • President Obama Signs Florida Disaster Declaration

    The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds beginning on May 17, 2009, and continuing.


  • What They're Saying About Judge Sotomayor

    Fellow Second Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi on Sotomayor: “She’s Always a Very Forceful and Powerful Judge. She Has, Not on a Insignificant Number of Occasions, Caused Me to Change My Mind.”


  • Nellis Solar Power System Tour Nellis Air Force Base Las Vegas NV

    President Obama will tour the photovoltaic array at Nellis Air Force Base, seeing first-hand how solar energy is being used to generate clean electricity supplies – including 25% of the base’s total power.