Statements and Releases

  • Fact Sheet: Reforms to Protect American Credit Card Holders

    Today, President Obama signs the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, marking a turning point for American consumers and ending the days of unfair rate hikes and hidden fees.


  • Background On Bill Signing Ceremony For The Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act

    President Obama will sign the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (S. 454) into law in the Rose Garden.


  • Statement by the President on Committee Passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act

    I commend Chairman Waxman and the Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee for a successful effort to pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill out of their committee today. We are now one step closer to delivering on the promise of a new clean energy economy that will make America less dependent on foreign oil, crack down on polluters, and create millions of new jobs all across America.


  • Readout on President Obama's Meeting with President Kikwete of Tanzania

    The President and President Kikwete met this afternoon and had a valuable discussion on a range of issues. President Obama expressed his appreciation for the close bilateral relationship the United States shares with Tanzania.


  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 5-21-09

    Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key administration posts: Christopher Schroeder, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice; Paul Anastas, Assistant Administrator for Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency; Sherry Glied, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services; Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration; Ambassador Nancy Powell, Director General of the Foreign Service, Department of State; and Deborah Matz, Chair, National Credit Union Administration. President Obama also announced his intent to appoint Max Cleland as Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission.


  • Message from the President on the US-UAE Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy Agreement

    A message from the President to Congress on the US-UAE Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy Agreement.


  • Presidential Nominations sent to the Senate, 05-21-09

    Paul T. Anastas, of Connecticut, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, vice George M. Gray, resigned.


  • White House Announces Open Government Website, Initiative

    Today, the White House is announcing a groundbreaking new means of engaging the public in policymaking at www.whitehouse.gov/open and through a formal outreach published in the Federal Register. This innovative approach provides several ways to supplement the expertise of government employees with the knowledge and know-how of the American people. It also will result in a more open, accessible federal decision-making process.


  • Vice President Biden to Travel to Beirut, Lebanon

    Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Beirut, Lebanon tomorrow to reinforce the United States’ support for an independent and sovereign Lebanon.


  • Background On Pittsburgh Steelers And USO Service Event

    President Obama will welcome the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House along with approximately 50 Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center and their families. The President will deliver brief remarks, and then the Steelers players, the Service members and their families, and the rest of the crowd will work with USO to assemble care packages for troops.