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Expanding the Reach of National Service in Baltimore

June 15, 2015

AmeriCorps members assemble energy kits in Baltimore, MD, June 12, 2015. (Photo courtesy of the Corporation for National and Community Service)

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3 Years Later, Hundreds of Thousands of DREAMers Continue to Benefit from Deferred Action Policy

June 15, 2015

Three years ago today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would implement a policy to make our immigration enforcement policies smarter and more representative of our values as a nation. The policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA), has allowed many young people who were brought to the United States as children to step out of the shadows so they can fully contribute to our economy and our society.

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This Day in History: The Magna Carta, a Foundation of Our Democracy

June 15, 2015

Eight hundred years ago today, King John of England sealed the Magna Carta, a groundbreaking legal document that served as the foundation for our constitutional democracy.
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Financial Disclosure Reports Now Available

June 15, 2015

Public Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE Form 278) for White House officials are now available. Interested parties may request reports electronically by completing the application form available here.
Once the application form is submitted, reports will be sent via email in PDF format as quickly as possible. Please call the press office if you have any questions.

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Join a Virtual Stop on the “Lead on Leave” Tour

June 15, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor Blog. See the original post here. 

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Dr. Jill Biden Sponsors and Christens the USS Gabrielle Giffords

June 15, 2015

On Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Jill Biden took part in the christening ceremony for the USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The ship is named after former Congresswoman and Navy spouse Gabby Giffords. In the words of Dr. Jill Biden, Gabby is part of “an incredible military family, who gives true meaning to the ideals of honor, courage, and commitment.” Dr. Biden, a proud military mom herself, was asked to be the ship’s sponsor. 

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Newest Class of Commercial Service Officers Sworn-in By Secretary Pritzker

June 15, 2015

Today, in a formal swearing-in ceremony, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker welcomed 27 Foreign Commercial Service officers and one Intellectual Property Attaché from the Patent and Trademark Office to the Commerce team.  The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.  The new officers will use their unique skills to match U.S.

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The Wheels of Urban Innovation Are Turning in The Bronx

June 15, 2015

It was awesome to have participated in the first ever Bronx Tech Summit presented by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr at CUNY’s Hostos Community College.  The conversations and panels were wide...

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Weekly Address: Stand Up for American Workers and Pass TAA

June 13, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.

June 12, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Making Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Economy Today

June 12, 2015

American ingenuity has always powered this country and fueled economic growth. Makers, builders, and tinkerers of all stripes have connected far corners of the nation, lit up the night sky, and never wavered in creating solutions to address the world’s most pressing challenges of our time.

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