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Weekly Address: The President Wishes America's Dads a Happy Father's Day

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In this week’s address, President Obama wishes America’s dads a happy Father’s Day and underscores the crucial role fathers play in our society.
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address, June 13, 2014

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Cabinet Room of the White House, June 13, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

In this week’s address, President Obama wished America’s dads a happy Father’s Day and underscored the crucial role fathers play in our society. The President encouraged Americans to support those living without a father figure through initiatives like My Brother’s Keeper.

He also highlighted actions he is taking on behalf of hardworking, responsible dads and moms, such as hosting the first-ever White House Working Families Summit later this month, and called on Congress to do its part to help offer more parents the chance to work hard and provide for their families.

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