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Posted byon April 17, 2015 at 12:48 PM EDT
From the size of your paychecks to the duration of your paid leave to the amount you pay in taxes, this was a week of conversation about key issues facing American families.
Posted byon April 17, 2015 at 11:40 AM EDT
Last night, the Senate passed H.R.2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, with overwhelming bipartisan support, following House passage of the bill with overwhelming support three weeks ago. Not only will the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 reform Medicare’s physician payment system to incentivize quality and value and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, it also includes a two-year extension of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (“Home Visiting”). The Home Visiting program, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, funds States, territories, and tribal entities to develop and implement voluntary, evidence-based home visitation programs in which families that choose to participate receive advice, guidance, and other help from nurses, social workers, or other trained professionals during pregnancy and the first years of a child’s life.
Posted byon April 17, 2015 at 10:57 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon April 17, 2015 at 9:52 AM EDT
A look at our progress in partnering with American industries to reform our job training system and help American workers fill 21st century jobs.
Posted byon April 16, 2015 at 6:20 PM EDT
Trade Promotion Authority — and the quality jobs, wages, and critical environmental and labor protections that would come from it — is an important step forward for the President’s trade agenda and for leveling the playing field for American workers.
Posted byon April 15, 2015 at 10:10 AM EDT
Enter a few pieces of information, and the Taxpayer Receipt gives you a breakdown of how your taxes are spent on America’s priorities, like education, veteran benefits, and health care.
Posted byon April 15, 2015 at 6:00 AM EDT
Take a look at what mayors from across the country are saying about the President's trade deal.
Posted byon April 14, 2015 at 4:41 PM EDT
As Americans sit down to file their taxes on April 15, President Obama is heading to Charlotte, North Carolina to join a conversation with working women about many of the issues they care about most.
Posted byon April 14, 2015 at 3:56 PM EDT
On Equal Pay Day, we face a stubborn and troubling fact: Despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists.
Posted byon April 14, 2015 at 3:46 PM EDT
The Department of Labor is proposing to update rules to protect Americans saving for retirement and crack down on conflicts of interest in retirement advice that are costing middle-class and working families billions of dollars every year.