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What Would Happen If House Republicans Actually Repealed the Affordable Care Act?

Tue, 2015-02-03 17:57

Once again, House Republicans voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act and take health coverage away from millions of Americans. Today's vote adds yet another tally mark to the more than 50 times they have tried -- and failed -- to repeal or undermine health care reform. 

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FY 2016 Budget Request Prioritizes Innovation

Tue, 2015-02-03 17:55

Yesterday, Secretary Pritzker released the U.S. Department of Commerce’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The FY 2016 budget request supports and builds on President Obama’s vision for creating economic opportunity that will benefit all Americans. The budget includes critical funding for key Commerce priorities, including promoting trade and investment, fueling our data-driven economy, and spurring innovation. The U.S. Commerce Department plays a critical role in promoting U.S.

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Advancing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Tue, 2015-02-03 16:11

Today, the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative hosted the White House Summit on Disability and Employment. The Summit provided businesses, philanthropies, and disability advocates with information about new and existing Federal resources designed to help employers hire more individuals with disabilities, including the new Resource Guide for Employers.

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See What These 10 People Said to the President About the Affordable Care Act:

Tue, 2015-02-03 15:08

President Barack Obama meets with people who have written him letters explaining how they have benefited from the Affordable Care Act, during a roundtable meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Feb. 3, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Important Work of NACIE Begins

Tue, 2015-02-03 11:46

Guest blog post by Julie Goonewardene, Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Strategic Investment, Diaceutics Chairwoman, AMA Board, MBI BoardLast year, I was honored to be appointed as an advisor to Secretary Pritzker as part of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). NACIE is emblematic of all the entrepreneurs, educators, philanthropists, and innovators in all sectors of the economy who are working to ensure that our country remains a place of opportunity, innovation and entrepreneurship for generations to come.

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Kicking Off Black History Month at the White House: #BlackHistoryMonth

Tue, 2015-02-03 10:54

As a nation, we pause this February to honor Black History Month and all those who came before us. Throughout February, the White House will pay tribute both to the accomplishments of some of our country’s greatest historical giants, while also taking time to highlight stories from those whose contributions aren’t always captured in the telling of our nation’s history.

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35 Tradeshow Essentials

Tue, 2015-02-03 00:00

When I worked as an employee, exhibiting at tradeshows was part of my job. But since I was usually a speaker and schmoozer, I didn’t really deal with the nitty-gritty like setting up the booth,...

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Clarence B. Jones, Advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Visits the White House

Mon, 2015-02-02 20:34

President Barack Obama meets with Clarence Jones, who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. on the “I Have a Dream" speech, and guests in the Oval Office, Feb. 2, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Earlier this afternoon, President Obama welcomed Clarence B. Jones — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s personal attorney and advisor — to the White House.
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Déjà Vu: L.A. Kings and L.A. Galaxy Celebrate Championship Seasons at the White House -- Again

Mon, 2015-02-02 18:05

Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena presents President Barack Obama with a team jersey during an event to welcome the 2014 National Hockey League Champion Los Angeles Kings and the 2014 Major League Soccer Cup Champion LA Galaxy, and to honor the teams on winning their Championship titles, in the East Room of the White House.

February 2, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Faces of Health Care: Darlene W.

Mon, 2015-02-02 16:26

"Thank you again for the Affordable Care Act...I am truly grateful."

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