Statements and Releases

  • Nominations Sent to the Senate 8/6/09

    Jim R. Esquea, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, vice Vincent J. Ventimiglia, Jr., resigned.Singleton, term expired.


  • Nominations Sent to the Senate 08/06/09

    Kenyen Ray Brown, of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama for the term of four years, vice Deborah Jean Johnson Rhodes, resigned. Neil H. MacBride, of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years, vice Charles P. Rosenberg, resigned. Steven Gerard O'Donnell, of Rhode Island, to be United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island for the term of four years, vice Burton Stallwood. Jane Branstetter Stranch, of Tennessee, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, vice Martha Craig Daughtrey, retired. Benjamin B. Wagner, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California for the term of four years, vice McGregor William Scott, resigned.


  • Nominations Sent to the Senate 08/06/2009

    Frank Kendall III, of Virginia, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, vice James I. Finley, resigned. David Morris Michaels, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, vice Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.


  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 8-6-09

    Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key administration posts:


  • Essay on community colleges by Dr. Jill Biden in Forbes

    Every year around this time, I am struck by the growing number of college rankings available to prospective college students. While these reports can be helpful, many of them fail to include an option that nearly half of all U.S. undergraduate students choose to pursue-and one. I know to be the single best path to opportunity for millions of Americans: community college


  • Media Advisory: Press Credentialing for the President's Trip to Martha's Vineyard

    On Sunday, August 23rd, the President will travel to Martha’s Vineyard, MA. He will return to Washington, DC on Sunday, August 30th.


  • President Obama to Host Town Hall in Portsmouth Area on Tuesday

    President Barack Obama will visit the Portsmouth area of New Hampshire on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 to hold a town hall.


  • Christina Romer and John Brennan to deliver speeches in Washington, DC on Thursday morning

    On Thursday, August 6th, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan will deliver speeches in Washington, DC. At 8:00AM EDT, Romer will deliver remarks at the Economic Club of Washington, DC. Dr. Romer will assess the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the economy and what we can expect going forward.


  • 2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of US Batteries and Electric Vehicles

    Further accelerating the manufacturing and deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and components here in America, and creating tens of thousands of new jobs, President Obama today announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive $2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects, selected through a highly competitive process by the Department of Energy, will accelerate the development of U.S. manufacturing capacity for batteries and electric drive components as well as the deployment of electric drive vehicles, helping to establish American leadership in creating the next generation of advanced vehicles.


  • Statement by the President on the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee

    Good morning, everybody. I want to just make a brief comment about the fact that the two young journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, are safely back with their families. We are obviously extraordinarily relieved. I had an opportunity to speak with the families yesterday once we knew that they were on the plane.