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Ten years ago, there was an oil
spill that you’ve probably never heard of. The spill wasn’t as large as the
Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of
Mexico, and it didn’t occur in an environment as pristine as Prince William
Sound which was affected by the Exxon
Valdez accident in 1989. But this event had a significant impact on future oil
spill response, restoration and maritime accident prevention.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny
Pritzker celebrated Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this
week as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in
Marrakesh, Morocco. Secretary Pritzker helped lead the U.S.
delegation to the Summit to demonstrate the U.S. government’s continued
commitment to fostering entrepreneurship around the world. More than 3,000
entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, business leaders, mentors
and high-level government officials gathered for the 5th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Daphne Koller began her career in education when she joined
the Computer Science Department at Stanford University in September 1995. While
she enjoyed teaching and leading research on probability theory and artificial
intelligence, Koller thought about new ways that could engage more people in
education – she wanted to share it with everyone, not just her students.
As Assistant Administrator of SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, I have met women entrepreneurs and small business owners all around the country. I see the impact of their businesses and...Read More
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"Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too."
-- President Obama, November 20, 2014
Since the founding of our nation, we've weaved a tradition of welcoming immigrants into the very fabric of who we are. It's what keeps us dynamic, entrepreneurial, and uniquely American.
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the President will address the nation on the new steps he's taking to increase accountability and fix what he can in our immigration system. You can watch his address live here.
As everyone knows, our immigration system has been broken for decades, and the President is doing his job to address the problems that he can with his executive authority. He will continue to work with Congress to pass comprehensive and common-sense immigration reform that will offer a long-term and much-needed solution.
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Today, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama awarded National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation to 19 of our nation’s top thinkers, discoverers, and innovators -- marveling both at the amount of brainpower packed into the room and the magnitude of the laureates' achievements.
“The results of the work of the people we honor today have transformed our world,” President Obama said.
While many issues divide Washington, we have seen bipartisan progress -- in both the House and the Senate -- in the effort to combat Ebola. These steps forward are encouraging, and hopefully suggest positive momentum for the President’s vital $6.2 billion emergency funding request to fight Ebola here at home and in West Africa.
Welcome to your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s three-country, five-day visit to Morocco, Ukraine, and Turkey.
November 22-23, 2014 Vice President Biden Wraps Up His Trip in Turkey
The Vice President wrapped up his three-country trip last week with a visit to Istanbul, Turkey.
While attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Marrakech, Morocco Secretary Penny Pritzker took questions about entrepreneurship and innovation from Twitter users. As the Administration’s point person on entrepreneurship, Secretary Pritzker led a U.S. delegation to the Summit, demonstrating the U.S. government’s continued commitment to fostering a culture of innovation around the world.
Below is a transcript of the Twitter chat.
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