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  • State-By-State: House Republican Budget Bill Would Harm Students, Workers, Health Care, and the Economy

    Congressional Republicans have started to show how they plan to budget at discretionary levels that are the lowest in a decade, adjusted for inflation. House Republicans are proposing to shortchange students, workers, our nation’s health, and the economy by cutting overall funding for the Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services by roughly $15 billion, or 9 percent, compared to the President’s Budget. See how House Republicans’ short-sighted priorities will affect your State.

  • New Data and Updated Report Show Medicaid Is Expanding Insurance Coverage, with Major Benefits to States’ Citizens and Economies

    Since the Affordable Care Act's major coverage provisions took effect at the end of 2014, the Nation has seen the sharpest reduction in the uninsured rate since the decade following the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, and the Nation’s uninsured rate is now at its lowest level ever.

  • What's Next for the Microbiome?

    Researchers are using new knowledge about communities of microorganisms, or "microbiomes," to develop beneficial applications in areas as diverse as environmental remediation, food production and nutrition, and medical research. Given the demonstrated and potential value of microbiome research in such diverse applications, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is issuing a Request for Information to provide a broad community of stakeholders, including experts and members of the public an opportunity to comment on the current status and needs of microbiome research.

  • New Initiatives to Accelerate the Commercialization of Nanotechnology

    Today, the National Economic Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy held a forum at the White House to discuss opportunities to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology. Over the last fifteen years, the Federal government has invested over $20 billion in nanotechnology R&D as part of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). In recognition of the importance of nanotechnology R&D, representatives from companies, government agencies, colleges and universities, and non-profits are announcing a series of new and expanded public and private initiatives that complement the Administration’s efforts to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology and expand the nanotechnology workforce.

  • We Don’t Have Time to Wait

    ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and Dr. Tom Frieden explain that America is in the midst of a drug epidemic, and try to help Americans understand what they can do to combat it.

  • MAP: How Two Tax Plans Would Impact You

    See how these two different tax plans would impact people in your state.

  • Join a Tumblr Q&A on Issues Facing the LGBT Community

    Join us for a conversation about the Administration's commitment to LGBT equality.

  • Petition Response: On Conversion Therapy

    As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors.

  • César Chávez Day: Celebrating my abuelo’s legacy

    On March 31st, we celebrate not only the birthday of my grandfather, César Estrada Chávez, but more importantly the spirit of civic engagement and social justice he espoused throughout his life.

  • After 5 Years, Here are 5 Ways the Affordable Care Act is Working for America:

    Five years after the Affordable Care Act became law, its vision of quality health insurance for millions of people has become a reality. Here are five core ways that the Affordable Care Act is working to help Americans.