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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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More than 4.59 Million Records Released

Fri, 2015-06-26 15:00

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in March 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.59 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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Live Updates on #LoveWins: The Supreme Court Rules that Gay and Lesbian Couples Can Marry

Fri, 2015-06-26 10:17

President Barack Obama delivers a statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 26, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

 
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Unlocking the Potential of All Americans

Fri, 2015-06-26 09:52

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez meets with inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, MD on July 28, 2014 who are getting employment services on-site as they prepare for release. The grants awarded today will help improve job opportunities for thousands of other inmates across the country.

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Five Ways the Department of Commerce Is Promoting Trade and Investment

Fri, 2015-06-26 09:37

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: international trade and investment, innovation, environment, data, and operational excellence.

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Federal Government Sets Record Achievement for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracts

Fri, 2015-06-26 00:00

This year, the federal government set a new record of achievement of rewarding contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs).  The Small Business Administration’...

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Federal Government Achieves 2014 Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal for Second Consecutive Year

Fri, 2015-06-26 00:00

Small Business Contracting and the Federal Government
Each year, the United States government spends nearly half a trillion dollars on goods and services. By statute, it...

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What Today's Supreme Court Decision on Housing Means:

Thu, 2015-06-25 18:56

More than one important decision from the Supreme Court today that's worth noting → pic.twitter.com/WPuh8y8cZC
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) June 25, 2015

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American Competitiveness and the Global Race for Export Success

Thu, 2015-06-25 17:24

This week, I had the opportunity to participate in Foreign Policy’s inaugural summit on American competitiveness, an event that brought together leaders from the worlds of business, security, and government to discuss a range of issues related to America’s capacity to thrive in today’s challenging global climate.  David Rothkopf and the Foreign Policy team put together a vibrant and informative event, which included conversations with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, U.S.

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