Weekly Wrap Up: the President Announces His Budget, YouTube Stars Say Hi, and More
This week, the President announced his 2015 budget, and addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. YouTube Stars visited the White House, and more. Check out what you missed in this week's wrap up.
The President traveled to Powell Elementary School on Tuesday after sending his 2015 budget to Congress. There, he discussed what he called a "roadmap" for the opportunity agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address.
“Our budget is about choices,” President Obama said. “It’s about our values. As a country, we’ve got to make a decision if we’re going to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, or if we’re going to make smart investments necessary to create jobs and grow our economy, and expand opportunity for every American.”
Before delivering remarks on his budget, President Obama visited some students, including one who took it upon himself to give the President a check-up.
A young student uses a stethoscope on President Obama at Powell Elementary School in DC today. pic.twitter.com/zIDeVH8mp5— petesouza (@petesouza) March 5, 2014
Need we say more?
Some of the nation's most popular YouTube video creators stopped by the White House last week to speak with senior administration officials -- the President made an appearance too -- about the issues that matter most to them and their audiences, including anti-bullying, education, economic opportunity, and health care.
The YouTube celebs spoke about how they take advantage of social media platforms and discussed ideas and strategies that can help raise awareness about health care enrollment.
On Wednesday, President Obama took his opportunity agenda on the road to talk about the importance of raising the minimum wage.
Obama: "Nobody who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty...it's time to give America a raise." #RaiseTheWage— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 5, 2014
While at Central Connecticut State University, the President reminded the crowd that raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would help not only minimum wage workers, but it would life wages for more than 28 million Americans across the country.
Yesterday, President Obama delivered a statement on efforts to address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine from the Brady Press Briefing Room.
As always, to see even more of this week's events, watch this week's episode of West Wing Week below: