West Wing Week: 4/18/14 or, “Pull Together, Fight Back, and Win”
This week, the President nominated Sylvia Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services, hosted an Easter Prayer Breakfast and a Passover Seder, discussed immigration reform with Faith leaders, welcomed the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride, announced a major milestone in the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and hit the road to New York City and Oakdale, Pennsylvania.
Friday, April 11th
- The President announced the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- Later, the President traveled to New York City and gave the keynote address at the 16th annual National Action Network convention.
Monday, April 14th
- The President hosted an Easter Prayer Breakfast.
- Later, the President welcomed recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
- The First Lady visited Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Tuesday, April 15th
- The President discussed immigration reform with faith leaders in the Oval Office.
- Later, the President marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing with a moment of silence.
- That evening, the President hosted a Passover seder in the Old Family Dining Room.
Wednesday, April 16th
- The President took a group photo with the Spring Class of White House interns.
- Later, the President and Vice President traveled to Oakdale, Pennsylvania to tour the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center and spoke on the importance of expanding jobs-driven skills training.
Thursday, April 17th
- The President and Vice President welcomed the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride to the South Lawn of the White House.
- Later, the President made an announcement relative to healthcare enrollment.
- The First Lady traveled to Howard University for a roundtable discussion with students highlighting the Presidents North Star Goal.