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Ed. note: This blog post was originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor blog.
Sunday, July 24, marks seven years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. Here are seven things you might not know about it:
1. It doesn’t go nearly as far today.Read More
President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico walk through the Blue Room before a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House, July 22, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Read More
In this week's address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we've come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, homes, and savings. Senator Warren underscored the importance of the Wall Street reforms the President signed into law, which included the strongest consumer protections in generations.Read More
President Barack Obama smells a rose given to him by Sophia Ahmadi, 2, as her parents, Zainab Ahmadi and Mohammad Ahmadi, look on during the Eid al-Fitr reception in the East Room of the White House, July 21, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
For Muslims all over the world, Eid al-Fitr marks the end of a holy month of fasting and prayer. As President Obama said in his remarks:Read More
Following their groundbreaking win at the World Series last year, the Kansas City Royals celebrated their victory at the White House today.
As the entire White House can attest to, the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, was thrilled to be gearing up for their arrival:
Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City #Royals are excited to share a1special announcement from @WhiteHouse!https://t.co/itJUdquEaN
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 14, 2016
CRM or customer relationship management systems can be an incredibly powerful tool to grow your business. With CRM you can track sales leads, turns leads into closed sales faster, manage customer...Read More
More than 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Yet just yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed developers, data scientists, and designers who are using Department of Commerce data to build new tools and products aimed at ending the pay disparities that still disadvantage women in today’s economy.
This map says it all. Stay safe as it heats up: Drink water, stay out of the sun, and check on your neighbors. pic.twitter.com/c1qFTmq2IV
— President Obama (@POTUS) July 20, 2016
As a heat wave spreads across the country this week, the federal government is working overtime to help state, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme-heat events.Read More
On July 1, American exporters and their employees marked an anniversary, and it wasn’t a celebratory one.
It has been one year since the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) was allowed to lapse for the first time in its 82-year existence. It was also the first time since the Great Depression that exporters small and large—and their workers—lost the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States Government to protect their overseas sales and their jobs.
In the wake of the tragedies in Dallas and Baton Rouge, President Obama penned a letter to the men and women of America's law enforcement community. The President's letter was shared with officers around the country.
Read it here:
The National Fraternal Order of Police shared the letter on its Facebook page, and offered this comment:Read More