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Earlier this week, college students from across the country gathered outside Washington, D.C., where they were recognized for their work developing cutting-edge inventions. And to further support their efforts, they all had the chance to interact one on one with established inventors who are all inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
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One year ago today, President Obama announced a series of actions consistent with current laws to reform as much of our broken immigration system as possible. These actions are improving accountability in our immigration system, strengthening our national security and our economy, and building on our past efforts to enforce immigration laws with common sense and compassion. In an address to the nation, the President reminded us that:Read More
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews traveled this week to Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan to highlight the United States’ commitment to expanding commercial engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.
In August, as part of an ambitious plan to expand renewable energy to households across America, President Obama called on all U.S. mayors to publicly commit to a local climate action plan. The President set a goal of at least 100 U.S. cities signing the Compact of Mayors prior to the Paris UN climate change meeting (“COP”).
Today, that goal has not only been met, but surpassed.
Why are U.S. cities so important to President Obama’s climate agenda?Read More
With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and the full holiday retail season just around the...Read More
Universities and college campuses across the country are powerful hubs of social action, and there is no doubt that students and young people across the country need to play a key role when it comes to taking action to address climate change. With the international climate negotiations in Paris quickly approaching next month, it is critical that our nation’s youth take action to protect our planet and voice their support for a strong international climate agreement.Read More
Entrepreneurship is at the heart of American commercial life. National Entrepreneurship Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the ingenuity and innovation that makes America great. This celebration of American entrepreneurship comes on the heels of the 2015 National Minority Enterprise Development Week celebration in San Diego, California, where MBDA honored minority business owners who have distinguished themselves among their peers.
There's no question that the tragic events in Paris underscore the urgency of our campaign to defeat and ultimately destroy ISIL. As President Obama has said, the fight against ISIL will be long -- ISIL is a determined, well-resourced, and brutal enemy that aims to establish branches beyond Iraq and Syria, preying on vulnerable populations.Read More
Two former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security -- Janet Napolitano (2009-2013) and Michael Chertoff (2005-2009) -- wrote to President Obama today about how we can welcome refugees while ensuring the safety and security of Americans. Here's what they had to say:
"With respect to refugees seeking to resettle here, it is our view that we can admit the most vulnerable of these refugees into this country safely as long as we do not compromise the already established protections."