For Immediate Release June 23, 2009
Statement by the Press Secretary on the visit of Dutch Prime Minister Balkenende’s Visit to Washington
In a major step to advance the President’s Climate Data Initiative, the Obama administration is inviting leaders of the technology and agricultural sectors to the White House to discuss new collaborative steps to unleash data that will help ensure our food system is resilient to the effects of climate change.
President Obama and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients were honored at the White House. The President told the recipients that their "accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country."
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spends the day with Jesus "Jay" Valentin, a UPS driver in New Jersey.