West Wing Week 03/14/14 or "What's Up, Captain America?"
This week, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Chile to attend the President's inauguration, while the President worked on improving access to college for students, raising the minimum wage, and negotiating a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine. He also got out the word about this year's March 31st deadline for health insurance applications, congratulated NCAA champs, and designated a new national monument.
Friday, March 7th
· The President and First Lady visited Coral Reef High School in Miami, Florida to speak about the importance of signing up for Federal financial aid.
Monday, March 10th
· The President participated in a conference call with healthcare enrollment leaders.
· The President congratulated the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Champions at the White House.
Tuesday, March 11th
· Funny or Die released an interview with President Obama on the web series Between Two Ferns.
· The President added the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands to existing National Monument land in California
· Later that day, the President visited a Gap Store in New York City to highlight Gap’s choice to raise the minimum wage for their employees.
Wednesday, March 12th
· The President met with a group of advocates who are getting the word out about the Affordable Care Act.
· Later that day, the President held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine.
· Then, the President hosted a meeting with women members of Congress to discuss the 2014 women’s economic agenda.
Thursday, March 13th
· The President spoke on the urgent need to get hardworking Americans the overtime pay they deserve.
· Later, the President took a photo with the 52nd Annual U.S. Senate Youth program.