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Weekly Address: Protecting the Progress We’ve Made with Wall Street Reform

July 23, 2016

In this week's address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we've come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, homes, and savings. Senator Warren underscored the importance of the Wall Street reforms the President signed into law, which included the strongest consumer protections in generations.

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NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler Has New Command, but Continues Important Mission

July 22, 2016

On Thursday, July 21, exactly 209 years to the day that President Thomas Jefferson approved Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler’s plan to conduct a survey of our new nation’s coastlines, Secretary Pritzker became the first sitting Secretary of Commerce to attend a NOAA change-of-command ceremony for Ferdinand’s namesake ship in Norfolk, Virginia. During the ceremony she thanked Lt. Cmdr. Welton for her work as the NOAA ship Ferdinand R. Hassler’s commanding officer and congratulated her on becoming the Chief of the Atlantic Hydrographic Branch. She also praised the work of Lt. Cmdr.

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Secretary Penny Pritzker Tours FedEx Global Hub

July 22, 2016

On the night of July 20, Secretary Penny Pritzker toured the FedEx Global Hub facilities in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, she observed the work of thousands of team members and learned about the technology and equipment used to manage facility operations.

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President Obama to Muslim Americans: "You're a Valued Part of the American Family"

July 21, 2016

President Barack Obama smells a rose given to him by Sophia Ahmadi, 2, as her parents, Zainab Ahmadi and Mohammad Ahmadi, look on during the Eid al-Fitr reception in the East Room of the White House, July 21, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

For Muslims all over the world, Eid al-Fitr marks the end of a holy month of fasting and prayer. As President Obama said in his remarks:

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The Kansas City Royals: Mentor First, Athlete Second

July 21, 2016

Following their groundbreaking win at the World Series last year, the Kansas City Royals celebrated their victory at the White House today.

As the entire White House can attest to, the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, was thrilled to be gearing up for their arrival: 

Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City #Royals are excited to share a1special announcement from @WhiteHouse!https://t.co/itJUdquEaN
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 14, 2016

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3 Biggest Problems Implementing a CRM System, and What to Do About Them

July 21, 2016

CRM or customer relationship management systems can be an incredibly powerful tool to grow your business.  With CRM you can track sales leads, turns leads into closed sales faster, manage customer...

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Secretary Pritzker Calls for Data-Driven Solutions for Ending Pay Discrimination

July 20, 2016

More than 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Yet just yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed developers, data scientists, and designers who are using Department of Commerce data to build new tools and products aimed at ending the pay disparities that still disadvantage women in today’s economy.

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Preparing Our Nation for Extreme Heat

July 20, 2016

This map says it all. Stay safe as it heats up: Drink water, stay out of the sun, and check on your neighbors. pic.twitter.com/c1qFTmq2IV
— President Obama (@POTUS) July 20, 2016

As a heat wave spreads across the country this week, the federal government is working overtime to help state, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme-heat events.

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EXIM One Year Later

July 19, 2016

On July 1, American exporters and their employees marked an anniversary, and it wasn’t a celebratory one. 
It has been one year since the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) was allowed to lapse for the first time in its 82-year existence.  It was also the first time since the Great Depression that exporters small and large—and their workers—lost the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States Government to protect their overseas sales and their jobs.

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Read President Obama's Open Letter to America's Law Enforcement Community

July 19, 2016

In the wake of the tragedies in Dallas and Baton Rouge, President Obama penned a letter to the men and women of America's law enforcement community. The President's letter was shared with officers around the country.

Read it here: 

The National Fraternal Order of Police shared the letter on its Facebook page, and offered this comment: 

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