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West Wing Week: 03/27/2015 or, “The Magic Page”

March 27, 2015

This week, the President welcomed to the White House both student filmmakers and student scientists, hosted the Afghan president, and honored the five year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, while the First Lady championed the Let Girls Learn initiative in Japan and Cambodia. That's March 20th to March 26th or, "The Magic Page."

Don't forget to tune in next week for a special, 5th-anniversary edition of West Wing Week:

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Taking Our Nation’s Daughters and Sons to Work

March 27, 2015

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Each fourth Thursday of April, millions of children across the country participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. At the White House, we usually celebrate this day by inviting children of employees to join their parents at work for a series of educational activities. The long hours that often accompany being a White House employee can be very demanding on a family, so we like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the children of our staff for sharing their parents with us. 

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NSF SBIR/STTR - Notes from the Road

March 27, 2015

Hello from the open road, the southeast leg of the #SBIRRoadTour. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) personnel from...

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The “A” is a Peach of Southern Awesomeness and Possibility

March 26, 2015

On Thursday, the Metro Atlanta Center hosted two events that touch the very nerve center of the programs housed at SBA's Office of Investment & Innovation which I am honored and proud to lead...

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What Would Happen If House Republicans Actually Repealed the Affordable Care Act?

February 03, 2015

Once again, House Republicans voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act and take health coverage away from millions of Americans. Today's vote adds yet another tally mark to the more than 50 times they have tried -- and failed -- to repeal or undermine health care reform. 

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FY 2016 Budget Request Prioritizes Innovation

February 03, 2015

Yesterday, Secretary Pritzker released the U.S. Department of Commerce’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The FY 2016 budget request supports and builds on President Obama’s vision for creating economic opportunity that will benefit all Americans. The budget includes critical funding for key Commerce priorities, including promoting trade and investment, fueling our data-driven economy, and spurring innovation. The U.S. Commerce Department plays a critical role in promoting U.S.

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Advancing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

February 03, 2015

Today, the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative hosted the White House Summit on Disability and Employment. The Summit provided businesses, philanthropies, and disability advocates with information about new and existing Federal resources designed to help employers hire more individuals with disabilities, including the new Resource Guide for Employers.

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See What These 10 People Said to the President About the Affordable Care Act:

February 03, 2015

President Barack Obama meets with people who have written him letters explaining how they have benefited from the Affordable Care Act, during a roundtable meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Feb. 3, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Important Work of NACIE Begins

February 03, 2015

Guest blog post by Julie Goonewardene, Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Strategic Investment, Diaceutics Chairwoman, AMA Board, MBI BoardLast year, I was honored to be appointed as an advisor to Secretary Pritzker as part of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). NACIE is emblematic of all the entrepreneurs, educators, philanthropists, and innovators in all sectors of the economy who are working to ensure that our country remains a place of opportunity, innovation and entrepreneurship for generations to come.

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Kicking Off Black History Month at the White House: #BlackHistoryMonth

February 03, 2015

As a nation, we pause this February to honor Black History Month and all those who came before us. Throughout February, the White House will pay tribute both to the accomplishments of some of our country’s greatest historical giants, while also taking time to highlight stories from those whose contributions aren’t always captured in the telling of our nation’s history.

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