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In this week's address, the Vice President spoke to his and the President’s commitment to protecting our country from terrorists, while also providing refuge to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. He emphasized that he and the President consider the safety of the American people to be their first priority. But slamming the door in the face of refugees fleeing precisely the type of senseless violence that occurred in Paris last week would be a betrayal of our values. The vast majority of Syrian refugees are women, children, and orphans; survivors of torture; and people desperatRead More
Refugees undergo more rigorous screening than anyone else we allow into the United States. Here's what the screening process looks like for them:
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The Screening Process for Refugee Entry Into the United StatesRead More
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and across the ocean. This week, the President traveled to Turkey, the Philippines, and Malaysia. He met with world leaders at the G-20 summit in Antalya and APEC leaders in the Philippines. That’s November 13th to November 19th or “Crossing Every Timezone.”
Friday, November 13th
On Friday, the President expressed our solidarity with the French people, after terrorists attacked their capital city.
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Earlier this week, college students from across the country gathered outside Washington, D.C., where they were recognized for their work developing cutting-edge inventions. And to further support their efforts, they all had the chance to interact one on one with established inventors who are all inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
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One year ago today, President Obama announced a series of actions consistent with current laws to reform as much of our broken immigration system as possible. These actions are improving accountability in our immigration system, strengthening our national security and our economy, and building on our past efforts to enforce immigration laws with common sense and compassion. In an address to the nation, the President reminded us that:Read More
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews traveled this week to Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan to highlight the United States’ commitment to expanding commercial engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.
In August, as part of an ambitious plan to expand renewable energy to households across America, President Obama called on all U.S. mayors to publicly commit to a local climate action plan. The President set a goal of at least 100 U.S. cities signing the Compact of Mayors prior to the Paris UN climate change meeting (“COP”).
Today, that goal has not only been met, but surpassed.
Why are U.S. cities so important to President Obama’s climate agenda?Read More
With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the full holiday retail season just around the...Read More
Universities and college campuses across the country are powerful hubs of social action, and there is no doubt that students and young people across the country need to play a key role when it comes to taking action to address climate change. With the international climate negotiations in Paris quickly approaching next month, it is critical that our nation’s youth take action to protect our planet and voice their support for a strong international climate agreement.Read More
Entrepreneurship is at the heart of American commercial life. National Entrepreneurship Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the ingenuity and innovation that makes America great. This celebration of American entrepreneurship comes on the heels of the 2015 National Minority Enterprise Development Week celebration in San Diego, California, where MBDA honored minority business owners who have distinguished themselves among their peers.