Weekly Wrap Up: Egg Roll 2011
Your quick look at the week that was on WhiteHouse.gov.
Eggs, Actors, and Athletes: The First Family celebrated Easter by hosting the 133rd White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. 30,000 people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia got to attend, and were welcomed by a day chock full of special events and activities. This year's theme was "Get Up and Go," in keeping with the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative.
Helping Storm Victims in the South: Violent storms struck a number of southern states this week, leaving hundreds dead and thousands more with devastated homes and communities. The President directed recovery efforts from the White House, and traveled to Alabama with the First Lady to meet with families and recovery leaders. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in St. Louis to survey the damage done to the airport and city. FEMA posted online resources for helping recovery workers and victims.
West Wing Week: "Final Adjustments"
The President's Birth Certificate: President Obama released the long-form version of the birth certificate he had released during the campaign, in hopes of putting false rumors to rest and letting the country get on with doing the work of the American people.
Growing Businesses Through the Green Launching Pad: Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the businesses that have been selected to receive federal grants that will accelerate them bringing clean energy technology to market.
Save Gas Money and Walk: The Department of Transportation has partnered with local communities to help citizens save money and reduce pollution by making their neighborhoods more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly.
Supporting Rural Schools: Officials at the Department of Education are putting special attention on the diverse needs of America's rural school communities.