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During her trip to Canada, U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny
Pritzker attended the fourth North American Competitiveness and Innovation
Conference (NACIC) in Toronto. The conference provided a chance for the
Secretary to meet with her Canadian and Mexican counterparts to discuss ways to
strengthen the North American platform, which will create jobs, economic growth
and long-term prosperity for workers, families, and businesses in all three
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, Oct. 30, 2014.
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Today, the President headed to Rhode Island College in Providence to continue his focus on our economy’s progress and how we can build on it by expanding opportunity for women and working families. While there, he sat down with a few working parents, small business owners, students, and faculty for a roundtable discussion about policies that could help working families right now and continue to grow our economy -- and then he delivered remarks on campus.
Here are six quotes you need to read from what he had to say. Take a look, share your favorites, and read his full remarks here.
During a two day trip to Ottawa and Toronto, Canada,
Secretary Penny Pritzker met with Canadian Minister of Industry James Moore and
Minister of International Trade Ed Fast to discuss U.S. – Canada trade
relations and ways our countries can enhance commercial and economic
This week at the White House, we explained what "78 cents for every dollar" means, spoke about America’s response to Ebola, and cooked with students in the White House Kitchen. To find out more about other events this week, be sure to check out the rest of the White House blog.
Photo of the Week:
Another picturesque early evening on the South Lawn of the White House.
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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 released visitor records that were generated in July 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.05 million -- all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.Read More
Throughout our history, members of our military have put their lives on the line to defend our country and preserve our security. While this requires a tremendous personal sacrifice, it is also important to recognize the unyielding love and support that their families provide every step of the way to make this sacrifice possible. As a proud military mom myself, I know that when you have a family member who is in the military, the whole family serves too.
We live in a world where women play a foundational role in the strength and growth of our economy.
Today, women are the primary breadwinners in more households than ever before. They're graduating from college and graduate school at higher rates than men, and account for almost half of all students in law, businesses and medical school. From doctors and dentists to managers and scientists, women in today’s world are increasingly entering what were once male-dominated occupations.
Five years ago this month, President Obama signed his Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, setting new energy, climate, and environmental targets for federal agencies. The targets are aggressive, but under the President’s leadership, agencies have made significant progress in cutting carbon pollution, improving energy efficiency, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Yesterday, the Administration announced new regulations to protect students at career colleges from ending up with student loan debt that they cannot pay. The new rules will ensure that career colleges improve outcomes for students -- or risk losing access to federal student aid.