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Charlene Wilburn, an elementary school educator in Washington, D.C., wrote the below message to the White House email list to share why she's proud to see Judge Garland named as President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
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I've been a public elementary school teacher for 29 years. In all that time, I've never known a more dedicated volunteer than Judge Merrick Garland.
That's why it was such a joy to see President Obama name him to serve on the Supreme Court.Read More
WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, the President discussed his decision to nominate Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Judge Garland has earned the respect of both Democrats and Republicans through his years of public service. The President made clear that even though we are in the midst of a volatile political season, we should treat the appointment of a Supreme Court justice seriously. The President repeated his call for Republicans in the United States Senate to give Chief Judge Garland a fair hearing and a vote.Read More
In just 48 hours, 55 newspaper editorial boards have called on Senate Republicans to do their job and give due consideration to President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland.
In an interview with NPR, President Obama laid out what's at stake for our politics as a whole if Republicans obstruct the Supreme Court nomination process:Read More
The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the President has issued a proclamation.
Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.
Guest blog post by Pravina Raghavan, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Commerce
When my parents took the risk to leave everything they knew behind in India and start a new life in the U.S. as graduate students, they never contemplated that their daughter would take a similar risk to expand her horizons many years later.
The basic idea is for the IRA or a qualified retirement plan to own the business and you own the IRA or qualified retirement plan, so you indirectly continue to own your business. Some do this...Read More
Social media can be a huge driver of website traffic, awareness of your brand and, of course, new business leads, and online and offline sales.
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At the beginning of this year, the Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) launched the Commerce Data Usability Project (CDUP), a community-driven public-private partnership to help data scientists, programmers and other users to access open knowledge from our open data. Bringing together contributing partners from the private sector, academia and government, CDUP will offer tutorials to illustrate how to use high value datasets from a variety of perspectives.
Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.
Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948.
When I reflect on this year’s women’s history month theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,” I am inspired by the women here at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) who have made vital contributions to public service, intellectual property, invention, and innovation. These are women such as Marilyn Ricks-Beach, who we have highlighted in our Women’s History month video, and who exemplifies dedication to federal service, having worked at the USPTO since 1980.Read More