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What They’re Saying: Military Leaders Respond to the President’s Call to Battle Climate Change

May 21, 2015

Yesterday, President Obama delivered the commencement address to the 134th Cadet Class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The President congratulated the class on all they had achieved over the last four years, but reminded them of the challenges they will face both domestic and abroad; challenges like counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Of the greatest challenges the Cadets will face will be those wrought by our changing climate. As the President stated:

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Keeping Up with the Cabinet: Honoring 45 American Companies for Export Excellence

May 21, 2015

This week, I had the honor of presenting 45 American companies with the President's “E” and “E” Star Awards, a recognition awarded to U.S. businesses that have made significant contributions to U.S. exports. These awardees, which range from small- and medium- sized businesses to household names, understand the importance of exports to their bottom line, American jobs, and the U.S. economy.

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Come See the Technologies That Will Run the Smart Cities of the Future

May 21, 2015

Most of us—54 percent of the world’s population, in fact—live in cities. They offer great opportunities in terms of jobs, education, healthcare and public resources. However, they also come with significant challenges related to transportation, energy, pollution and disaster response. In the cities of the future, machines and systems linked and coordinated by Internet-style networks will enhance the opportunities cities offer and help us meet their challenges.

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President Obama Addresses the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2015

May 21, 2015

Yesterday, President Obama traveled to New London, Connecticut to give the commencement address to the class of 2015 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. 
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Get Tips and Information about Hurricane Preparedness for Your Business

May 21, 2015

Nearly three years have passed since Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, and the recovery continues in some of the hardest-hit areas.  According to a National Hurricane Center report,...

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#ThanksDave: Our 3 Favorite Moments Between President Obama and David Letterman

May 20, 2015

 

“We’ve grown up with you. The country has – after a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing you’ve been there to give us a little bit a joy a little bit of laughter – it has meant so much. You’re part of all of us.”
– President Obama to David Letterman, May 4, 2015

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America's Trade Ambassador: Tackling Environmental Challenges Through Trade

May 20, 2015

Ed. note: The following was originally posted on Tradewinds, the official blog of the United States Trade Representative. You can read the original post here. 

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45 American Companies Win President's “E” and “E” Star Awards for Export Excellence

May 20, 2015

Earlier this week, I had the honor of presenting 45 American companies with the President's “E” and “E” Star Awards, a recognition awarded to U.S. businesses that have made significant contributions to U.S. exports. These awardees, which range from small- and medium- sized businesses to household names, understand the importance of exports to their bottom line, American jobs, and the U.S. economy.

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Before You Export, Get On-the-ground Help

May 20, 2015

Every year during the third week of May, the President of the United States ...

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What Top Officials Charged with Keeping Our Nation Safe Are Saying About the TPP

May 19, 2015

It is certainly true that America’s trade policy plays a large role in the resurgence and strength of our economy – but that’s not the only role it fills. Our trade policy also sits at the core of our strategy to keep America and our allies safe in the 21st century. 

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