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Fulfilling the American Dream

Mon, 2015-06-29 18:39

“E Pluribus Unum:" out of many, one.   That is the Latin phrase handed down from our forefathers and inscribed on the coins and currency that pass through our fingers daily.  In recognition of that motto, I held a quarter up to the scores of men and women whom I had the honor of addressing at the induction ceremony for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in Dallas, Texas, on June 18.  
As I looked out to the audience, I could see the diverse group of newly minted U.S. citizens ready to be part of a spectacular “one.” 

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses U.S. Competitiveness at Foreign Policy Magazine Forum

Mon, 2015-06-29 18:25

Recently, Secretary Pritzker sat down with David Rothkopf, CEO of Foreign Policy Magazine, to discuss the importance of U.S. competitiveness in global markets. The discussion was part of a day-long “Competitiveness Forum” hosted by Foreign Policy magazine on Thursday, June 25. The event provided the opportunity for key voices from the Administration, think tanks, media, and private sector to comment on ways to improve U.S. competitiveness.
 

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On Trade, Here’s What the President Signed into Law:

Mon, 2015-06-29 15:55

Congress passed two bills that will help rewrite the rules for our trade policy: Trade Promotion Authority and the Trade Preferences Extension Act, which includes Trade Adjustment Assistance. Today, President Obama signed them into law. 

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Delivering on a Dream: The ConnectED Story

Mon, 2015-06-29 15:28

 

It was one of those impromptu meetings that could only happen in a hallway.

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On the Other Side of the Camp

Mon, 2015-06-29 15:15

June marks Immigrant Heritage Month -- and people across the country are sharing their American stories. Whether you've recently embarked on your first day as an American or want to share how your ancestors came to arrive here, we want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation today.

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Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act Is Here to Stay

Sat, 2015-06-27 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, June 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Five Ways the Department of Commerce Improves Operational Excellence

Fri, 2015-06-26 17:14

Through its 12 bureaus, the Department of Commerce creates the conditions for economic growth and opportunity on both a domestic and global scale. As the voice of business in the President’s Cabinet, Secretary Pritzker has spearheaded the Department of Commerce’s “Open for Business Agenda” Strategic Plan and focused on five strategic goals: trade and investment, innovation, environment, data and operational excellence.

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In Charleston, President Obama Honors the Life of Pastor and State Senator Clementa Pinckney

Fri, 2015-06-26 17:10

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"We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who persevered, knowing full well he would not receive all those things he was promised, because he believed his efforts would deliver a better life for those who followed."
-- President Obama, on the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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Five Ways the Department is Helping Communities and Businesses Prepare for and Prosper in a Changing Environment

Fri, 2015-06-26 15:31

Through its 12 bureaus, the Department of Commerce creates the conditions for economic growth and opportunity on both a domestic and global scale. As the voice of business in the President’s Cabinet, Secretary Pritzker has spearheaded the Department of Commerce’s “Open for Business Agenda” Strategic Plan and focused on five strategic goals: trade and investment, innovation, environment, data and operational excellence.

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West Wing Week: 06/26/15 or, “This Is Healthcare In America”

Fri, 2015-06-26 15:31

This week, the President talked with podcast star Marc Maron in Los Angeles, spoke with Mayors at a conference in San Francisco, and hosted an LGBT reception back in the People's House. The First Lady wrapped up her trip to Europe. And the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, ensuring millions of Americans will continue to receive tax credits to make their health insurance more affordable. That's June 19th to June 25th or, "This Is Healthcare In America."

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