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Delivering on a Dream: The ConnectED Story

Mon, 2015-06-29 15:28

 

It was one of those impromptu meetings that could only happen in a hallway.

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On the Other Side of the Camp

Mon, 2015-06-29 15:15

June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.

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Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act Is Here to Stay

Sat, 2015-06-27 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, June 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Five Ways the Department of Commerce Improves Operational Excellence

Fri, 2015-06-26 17:14

Through its 12 bureaus, the Department of Commerce creates the conditions for economic growth and opportunity on both a domestic and global scale. As the voice of business in the President’s Cabinet, Secretary Pritzker has spearheaded the Department of Commerce’s “Open for Business Agenda” Strategic Plan and focused on five strategic goals: trade and investment, innovation, environment, data and operational excellence.

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In Charleston, President Obama Honors the Life of Pastor and State Senator Clementa Pinckney

Fri, 2015-06-26 17:10

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"We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who persevered, knowing full well he would not receive all those things he was promised, because he believed his efforts would deliver a better life for those who followed."
-- President Obama, on the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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Five Ways the Department is Helping Communities and Businesses Prepare for and Prosper in a Changing Environment

Fri, 2015-06-26 15:31

Through its 12 bureaus, the Department of Commerce creates the conditions for economic growth and opportunity on both a domestic and global scale. As the voice of business in the President’s Cabinet, Secretary Pritzker has spearheaded the Department of Commerce’s “Open for Business Agenda” Strategic Plan and focused on five strategic goals: trade and investment, innovation, environment, data and operational excellence.

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West Wing Week: 06/26/15 or, “This Is Healthcare In America”

Fri, 2015-06-26 15:31

This week, the President talked with podcast star Marc Maron in Los Angeles, spoke with Mayors at a conference in San Francisco, and hosted an LGBT reception back in the People's House. The First Lady wrapped up her trip to Europe. And the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, ensuring millions of Americans will continue to receive tax credits to make their health insurance more affordable. That's June 19th to June 25th or, "This Is Healthcare In America."

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More than 4.59 Million Records Released

Fri, 2015-06-26 15:00

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in March 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.59 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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Live Updates on #LoveWins: The Supreme Court Rules that Gay and Lesbian Couples Can Marry

Fri, 2015-06-26 10:17

President Barack Obama delivers a statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 26, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

 
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Unlocking the Potential of All Americans

Fri, 2015-06-26 09:52

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez meets with inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, MD on July 28, 2014 who are getting employment services on-site as they prepare for release. The grants awarded today will help improve job opportunities for thousands of other inmates across the country.

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