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Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

March 28, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, March 27, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Week in Review: 5 Years of the ACA, Our Fifth Science Fair, and a Talk About the War on Drugs

March 27, 2015

This week, the President celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act becoming law, hosted students at the fifth-annual White House Science Fair, sat down with the creator of “The Wire” to discuss criminal justice policy, and traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to highlight new actions to crack down on abusive payday lending practices.
Find out more about the past week in our latest weekly wrap-up.

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More than 4.41 Million Records Released

March 27, 2015

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 December 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.41 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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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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