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Today, the White House is launching the "Healthy Communities Challenge", calling on community leaders to reach out to the uninsured in their states to help them get covered under the Affordable Care Act.
As the Affordable Care Act has taken effect, 17.6 million Americans have gained coverage, and, since 2010, we’ve reduced the uninsured rate in this country by 45 percent. The nation’s uninsured rate is now at its lowest level ever.Read More
In this week's address, the President discussed the importance of reducing the number of people without health insurance. Because of the Affordable Care Act, more people now have the security of health insurance than ever before. As the law’s coverage provisions have taken effect, 17.6 million Americans have gained coverage, and the nation’s uninsured rate now stands at its lowest level ever. The ACA is working, making health care more affordable, accessible, and of higher quality for millions of people.Read More
During National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 2-6, veteran-owned small businesses have been able to expand their supply chain opportunities through SBA’s...Read More
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the White House transformed into an Enchanted Forest for Halloween. The President traveled to Newark to discuss criminal justice reform, and he spoke at the Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, the First Lady traveled abroad to Qatar to support girls' education. That's October 30th to November 5th or, "Top Prize!"
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On October 5th, the twelve countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) concluded their talks and announced that a historic agreement had been reached. Today, the final text of the agreement, accompanied by comprehensive summaries of each chapter, is being made available at go.who.gov/TPPText. The agreement delivers on President Obama’s promise to negotiate the most high-standard trade agreement in history—one that reflects America’s values and creates new rules for the global trading system.Read More
Ed.: The following is crossposted from Medium.
When we have a level playing field, Americans out-compete anyone in the world. That’s a fundamental truth about our country.
But right now, the rules of global trade put our workers, our businesses, and our values at a disadvantage.Read More
In October, the economy added jobs at the fastest pace so far this year as the unemployment rate declined to its lowest level since April 2008 and broader labor market indicators improved further. Wage growth picked up in October and wages have grown faster over the past twelve months than any other point in this recovery. Nevertheless, we need to take steps to contribute to further job creation and a faster pace of wage growth. Last week’s bipartisan budget agreement will take an important step toward making long-term investments that will add jobs and boost wages.Read More
This post is part of a series authored by First Lady Michelle Obama to share her visit to Qatar with middle school and high school students in the U.S. You can read it on Medium here.Read More
Ed. note: This is a crosspost from USTR.gov.
Today, the Obama Administration released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as negotiated by the United States and 11 partner countries across the Asia-Pacific region. It’s a historic agreement, and releasing it to the public is an important milestone; but it is also just one step in an extensive process of consultation and consideration provided for by the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) — bipartisan legislation that Congress passed and President Obama signed into law this year.Read More
This week, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed more than 1100 industry representatives during the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) annual conference to discuss export control policies and highlight how, BIS has an enormous impact on the nation’s safety and competitiveness.
As we celebrate American innovation during National Entrepreneurship Month, entrepreneurs launching new businesses or looking to export can look to BIS as a resource and learn how export control laws may be relevant to their operations.