"I want to THANK YOU for legitimately improving the quality of life for me, and I'm sure thousands of others across America."
This past October, Loren C. wrote the President simply to thank him for making health care affordable.
Prior to the Affordable Care Act, Loren, a self-employed woman from Kihei, Hawaii, had a difficult time getting quality, affordable health coverage. Now, she has the highest level of coverage for less than $250 a month.
Each year, as the darkness of the Arctic winter brightens into spring, as the snow melts and the hills and valleys slowly turn green, the tens of thousands of members of the Porcupine caribou herd begin their great migration — traveling some 1,500 miles through Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to their calving grounds on the Coastal Plain.
President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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This week, Secretary Pritzker traveled to Davos, Switzerland
to attend the World Economic Forum and participate in a panel discussion titled
Outlook for the United States,” which focused on what Washington can accomplish
in the next two years.
From the President's sixth State of the Union address to YouTube interviews live from the East Wing of the White House, this week was full of big moments. Here's your White House week in review:Read More
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The East Room was transformed yesterday as three YouTube stars recreated their libraries and living rooms for an interview with the President. Nearly 500,000 viewers tuned in live as YouTube creators Hank Green, GloZell, and Bethany Mota sat down for one-on-one interviews that covered topics from education and gridlock in Washington, to Cuba policy and how to get more young people engaged in politics.
We take it for granted that outdoor lights are there to help keep America moving after the sun goes down. But the outdoor lighting when you drive your car down the road at night, cheer for your favorite baseball team, or load groceries into your car after work uses energy and takes a bite out of budgets in cities and towns across the country.
Outdoor lighting in the U.S. will consume enough energy to power 6 million homes this year, costing cities about $10 billion annually.
The San Antonio MBDA Business Center’s specialty is helping
minority businesses (MBEs) find exporting opportunities in Latin America.
Aligning with White House initiatives such as Look South, the
center has assisted numerous MBEs develop international market entry strategies
that vary by sector, size, capabilities, targeted countries and regions
This week, the White House was a flurry of activity during the lead up to -- and aftermath of -- the President's State of the Union Address, featuring follow up trips to Kansas and Idaho, the second annual "Big Block of Cheese Day," and YouTube stars bringing their flair to the East Room to interview the President. That's January 16th to January 22nd or, "B Is For Believe."
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On Wednesday, Secretary Penny Pritzker
traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to participate in an armchair discussion
with Charlotte Chamber President and CEO Bob Morgan. She highlighted the
progress made in America’s economic recovery in 2014, and discussed President
Obama’s plans to build on that momentum with the policies discussed in the
State of the Union Address.