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The U.S. prides itself on being a nation born of immigrants and entrepreneurs. Opening its doors to foreign nationals seeking to live the American dream is something that continues to this day....Read More
In this week's address, Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore joined President Obama to discuss a disease that affects far too many Americans: addiction. Macklemore opened up about his own experience, his life in recovery, and the loss of a friend who overdosed on prescription drugs at a young age – emphasizing that substance use disorder affects people from all walks of life.Read More
Reducing the gap between female and male labor force participation translates to faster...Read More
This week, the President celebrated the 2016 graduating class of Howard University, hosted the 1983 NCAA National Champion North Carolina State Wolfpack, and the 2016 NCAA National Champion UConn Huskies. Meanwhile, the First Lady traveled to the Invictus Games in Orlando. That's May 6 to May 12, or "Stylin', huh?"Read More
This week, President Obama and Congress helped American companies and innovators protect their intellectual property by passing and signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. This new law provides yet another arrow in the quiver of IP protections by creating a federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft, including the availability of a uniform, reliable and predictable means of protecting valuable trade secrets anywhere in the country.Read More
Originally posted on Secretary Pritzker's Medium channel.
I love my hometown of Chicago. I am committed to my city. I am proud to have built businesses and organizations in my city.
And yet, three years ago, I walked away from Chicago and moved to Washington, so I could accept the incredible honor of serving President Obama in his cabinet.
Guest blog post by Rafi Goldberg, Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Office of Policy Analysis and Development
Understanding the rapid changes that are affecting the Arctic—as well as the impacts of these changes on the rest of the world—requires a cooperative, global approach based on research partnerships involving participants from Arctic and non-Arctic nations, including, of course, the people who call the Arctic home. That’s why, on September 28, 2016—just after the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s historic trip to Alaska—the Administration will host the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial.Read More
Today, the House of Representatives voted on legislation highlighting the national prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. While the Obama administration welcomes these and other Congressional efforts to call attention to this public health crisis, they are not enough without the actual funding needed to prevent opioid use disorders and increase access to treatment and recovery services.Read More
Today the House of Representatives voted on legislation highlighting the national prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. While the Obama Administration welcomes these and other Congressional efforts to call attention to this public health crisis, they are not enough without the actual funding needed to prevent opioid use disorders and increase access to treatment and recovery services.Read More