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Get Ready: President Obama's State of the Union Address is Three Days Away

Sat, 2015-01-17 15:05

Three days from today on Tuesday, January 20, President Obama will head to the U.S. Capitol to speak to the nation in his sixth State of the Union address.
The State of the Union is a tradition that dates back to the founding of America. The annual State of the Union address gives presidents a chance to offer their Administrations' priorities over the next year, and lay out their legislative agenda to Congress.

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Email from Vice President Joe Biden: "The State of the Union"

Sat, 2015-01-17 13:10

Last night, Vice President Joe Biden sent a message to the White House email list, letting readers know that the very best place to watch the State of the Union is at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU.
Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.

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Meet Victor Fugate, a Guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union

Sat, 2015-01-17 08:00

Victor Fugate is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 pm ET here: www.whitehouse.gov/sotu  

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Meet Carolyn Annette Reed, a Guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union

Sat, 2015-01-17 08:00

Carolyn Annette Reed is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 pm ET here: www.whitehouse.gov/sotu

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Meet Ana Zamora, a Guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union

Sat, 2015-01-17 08:00

Ana Zamora is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 pm ET here: www.whitehouse.gov/sotu  

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Meet Staff Sergeant Jason Gibson, a Guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union

Sat, 2015-01-17 08:00

Staff Sergeant Jason Gibson is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 pm ET here: www.whitehouse.gov/sotu  

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Weekly Address: State of the Union Is This Tuesday

Sat, 2015-01-17 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 15, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and CTE Education

Fri, 2015-01-16 18:27

President Obama believes in the innate curiosity of every child, and our responsibility to ensure that every young woman and girl has the opportunity to achieve her dreams, regardless of what zip code she is born in.

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Encouraging the Private Sector to Invest in America's Infrastructure

Fri, 2015-01-16 18:08

It’s estimated that it would take $3.6 trillion to bring America’s infrastructure up to date by 2020. Across the nation, our bridges, pipelines, roads and railroads are in dire need of repair and modernization. In fact, it would cost $600 billion over 20 years to modernize our country’s entire water and sewer systems.
To address these needs, we need not only an increased commitment from federal, state, and local governments, but also increased investment from the private sector.

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How Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola

Fri, 2015-01-16 17:46

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the holiday season, President Obama showcased some cutting-edge gadgets in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. But they were not new tablets, smartphones, or digital cameras. They were protective suits, state-of-the-art cooling vests, and germ-killing gels — all tools that could make the difference between life and death in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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