Statements and Releases

  • Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives


  • Dr. Jill Biden to Deliver Spring 2009 Commencement Addresses

    Dr. Jill Biden will serve as commencement speaker at Kingsborough Community College this year. Dr. Biden, an educator of 28 years, has taught English in community colleges for the past 15 years and continues to teach English courses at a DC-area community college. Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York is Brooklyn’s only community college and serves approximately 30,000 students per year.


  • 11:30AM Briefing Call to Discuss SBA's Expansion of Eligibility for Loans for Small Businesses

    WASHINGTON – Today, Eric Zarnikow, Associate Administrator for Capital Access at the Small Business Administration and Brian Deese, Economic Advisor for President Obama will hold a conference call with reporters to discuss the Small Business Administration’s announcement today that it will expand eligibility for SBA-backed loans. The move will make more than 70,000 additional small businesses – including auto and RV dealerships, auto industry suppliers and others – eligible for these loans.


  • Director Of Recovery For Auto Communities And Workers To Visit Michigan

    On Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, 2009, Dr. Ed Montgomery, President Obama’s Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, will travel to Grand Rapids, Flint, and Warren, Michigan to discuss the President’s commitment to supporting and revitalizing auto industry workers and communities.


  • Vice President Joe Biden to Travel to Southeastern Europe

    The Vice President will travel to Southeastern Europe the week of May 18th and visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. During the visit, the Vice President will meet with the political leadership in all three countries, as well as U.S. officials and military personnel stationed in the region. Additional details on the Vice President’s trip will be released at a later date.