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Federal Government Sets Record Achievement for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracts

June 26, 2015

This year, the federal government set a new record of achievement of rewarding contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs).  The Small Business Administration’...

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Federal Government Achieves 2014 Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal for Second Consecutive Year

June 26, 2015

Small Business Contracting and the Federal Government
Each year, the United States government spends nearly half a trillion dollars on goods and services. By statute, it...

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What Today's Supreme Court Decision on Housing Means:

June 25, 2015

More than one important decision from the Supreme Court today that's worth noting → pic.twitter.com/WPuh8y8cZC
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) June 25, 2015

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American Competitiveness and the Global Race for Export Success

June 25, 2015

This week, I had the opportunity to participate in Foreign Policy’s inaugural summit on American competitiveness, an event that brought together leaders from the worlds of business, security, and government to discuss a range of issues related to America’s capacity to thrive in today’s challenging global climate.  David Rothkopf and the Foreign Policy team put together a vibrant and informative event, which included conversations with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, U.S.

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Today's Decision:

June 25, 2015

Today, the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act — landmark health care reform that the President signed into law five years ago. Millions of Americans who got covered in the Health Insurance Marketplaces can now stay covered, no matter where they live.
Learn more about today's decision, and about the history of health care in America.

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Live Updates: The Supreme Court Upholds a Key Part of the Affordable Care Act

June 25, 2015

Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act, historic health care reform that the President signed into law five years ago. Now, millions of Americans who got covered in health insurance marketplaces can stay covered, no matter where they live. 
The President made the following statement from the Rose Garden following the decision:

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Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers and Are Far More Diverse, Census Bureau Reports

June 25, 2015

Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that of the 75.4 million baby boomers, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. Overall, millennials are more diverse than the generations that preceded them, with 44.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group (that is, a group other than non-Hispanic, single-race white).

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Five Ways the Department of Commerce Exhibits Leadership in Innovation

June 25, 2015

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 Pictures: The First Lady’s Trip to the U.K. and Italy

June 24, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the First Lady's Medium account. See the original post here.
Last week, the First Lady headed to the U.K. and Italy on a trip that took her from talking to girls about their education, to helping share tips for healthy living at the Expo, to visiting with our military families stationed abroad.

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Third Estimate of GDP for the First Quarter of 2015

June 24, 2015

Real GDP for the first quarter was revised up this morning, reflecting slightly higher growth in personal consumption, private investment, and government expenditures than previously estimated. The small first-quarter decline in overall GDP was driven by a number of factors including harsh winter weather and tepid foreign demand. However, the combination of consumption and investment—the most stable and persistent components of output—continued to rise at a robust year-over-year pace.

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