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Supporting Americans With Disabilities

July 26, 2016

An interpreter signs in the foreground while President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks during a reception for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the East Room of the White House, July 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation signed by President George H.W. Bush that has paved the way for the over 50 million Americans with disabilities. 

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7 Facts About the Minimum Wage

July 25, 2016

Ed. note: This blog post was originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor blog.

Sunday, July 24, marks seven years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. Here are seven things you might not know about it:

1. It doesn’t go nearly as far today.

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President Obama on the U.S. - Mexico Relationship

July 25, 2016

President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico walk through the Blue Room before a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House, July 22, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Weekly Address: Protecting the Progress We’ve Made with Wall Street Reform

July 23, 2016

In this week's address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we've come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, homes, and savings. Senator Warren underscored the importance of the Wall Street reforms the President signed into law, which included the strongest consumer protections in generations.

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President Obama to Muslim Americans: "You're a Valued Part of the American Family"

July 21, 2016

President Barack Obama smells a rose given to him by Sophia Ahmadi, 2, as her parents, Zainab Ahmadi and Mohammad Ahmadi, look on during the Eid al-Fitr reception in the East Room of the White House, July 21, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

For Muslims all over the world, Eid al-Fitr marks the end of a holy month of fasting and prayer. As President Obama said in his remarks:

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The Kansas City Royals: Mentor First, Athlete Second

July 21, 2016

Following their groundbreaking win at the World Series last year, the Kansas City Royals celebrated their victory at the White House today.

As the entire White House can attest to, the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, was thrilled to be gearing up for their arrival: 

Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City #Royals are excited to share a1special announcement from @WhiteHouse!https://t.co/itJUdquEaN
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 14, 2016

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3 Biggest Problems Implementing a CRM System, and What to Do About Them

July 21, 2016

CRM or customer relationship management systems can be an incredibly powerful tool to grow your business.  With CRM you can track sales leads, turns leads into closed sales faster, manage customer...

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Secretary Pritzker Calls for Data-Driven Solutions for Ending Pay Discrimination

July 20, 2016

More than 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Yet just yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed developers, data scientists, and designers who are using Department of Commerce data to build new tools and products aimed at ending the pay disparities that still disadvantage women in today’s economy.

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Preparing Our Nation for Extreme Heat

July 20, 2016

This map says it all. Stay safe as it heats up: Drink water, stay out of the sun, and check on your neighbors. pic.twitter.com/c1qFTmq2IV
— President Obama (@POTUS) July 20, 2016

As a heat wave spreads across the country this week, the federal government is working overtime to help state, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme-heat events.

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EXIM One Year Later

July 19, 2016

On July 1, American exporters and their employees marked an anniversary, and it wasn’t a celebratory one. 
It has been one year since the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) was allowed to lapse for the first time in its 82-year existence.  It was also the first time since the Great Depression that exporters small and large—and their workers—lost the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States Government to protect their overseas sales and their jobs.

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