Weekly Wrap-Up: POTUS in Europe, OK Go, Power Plants, and More
There was a lot of action this week, both in Washington and overseas. President Obama traveled to Europe, we announced the first-ever White House Maker Faire, the EPA proposed a rule to curb climate change and make our children healthier, and more.
Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up:
President Obama traveled to Europe this week, visiting Poland, Belgium, and France. It was a busy four days overseas, and we have all of the highlights here.
Finishing off the week, the President traveled to Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day -- and narrated a behind-the-scenes video in honor of the event.
Another jobs report, another month of positive job growth. We're not done yet, but we're making progress.
Our businesses have added: 9.4 million jobs over 51 months ✔ More than 1 million this year ✔ 216,000 in May ✔ → pic.twitter.com/xrxny1RSEc— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 6, 2014
For a more detailed look at the 51th consecutive month of businesses adding jobs, read on.
With a little help from the band OK Go, we announced this week the first-ever White House Maker Faire! On June 18, the President will host America's students and entrepreneurs who are using cutting-edge tools that might very well create the industries and jobs of the future.
We can't wait for this event. If you're interested in getting involved, find out more here.
Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new actions to cut dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. This move is not only good for the health of our climate, but it's good for the health of our children. The President made that clear when he visited the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he met with children whose asthma is aggravated by air pollution.
"One of the best things we can do for our economy, our health, and our environment is to lead the world in producing cleaner, safer energy – and we’re already generating more clean energy than ever before."
On Saturday, in the White House Rose Garden, President Obama spoke on the recovery of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- an American soldier who spent nearly five years in captivity during the war in Afghanistan. In the President's remarks, he stressed that "while Bowe was gone, he was never forgotten."
"It's a good day." —President Obama to Bob and Jani Bergdahl on the recovery of their son, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pic.twitter.com/8gb6tkdSZ0— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 1, 2014
"As Commander-in-Chief, I am proud of the servicemembers who recovered Sergeant Bergdahl and brought him safely out of harm’s way. As usual, they performed with extraordinary courage and professionalism, and they have made their nation proud."