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House Republicans Vote to Allow the Amnesty of Our Broken Immigration System to Continue

January 16, 2015

This week, House Republicans put at risk critical funding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to keep our nation safe by insisting on a series of amendments to overturn the President’s immigration accountability executive actions.

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The Faces of Health Care: Curtis T.

January 16, 2015

"Please remember that you have someone here that believes in you and is proud to have you as leader of the United States."

In a letter to the President, Curtis T. wrote about his husband, Mark, who he'd been with for 19 "quite exceptional" years. Under the old health care system, Mark hadn't been able to get health insurance due to a preexisting heart condition.
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These 3 Women Talked with the President Today About Paid Leave:

January 15, 2015

President Barack Obama places an order with the waitress during a lunch with Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Amanda Rothschild, Mary Stein and Morvika "Vika" Jordan to discuss balancing family and jobs, at Charmington’s Café in North Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Why Our Economy Needs Paid Leave

January 15, 2015

Building on the momentum created by the White House Summit on Working Families, today the President announced additional steps the Administration is taking to help working families. The President is calling on Congress to give millions of workers the chance to earn up to seven days per year of sick time.

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Valerie Jarrett: "Why We Think Paid Leave Is a Worker's Right, Not a Privilege"

January 15, 2015

Ed. note: Yesterday, Valerie Jarrett wrote the following post on LinkedIn, breaking the news on the actions the President took today to help working parents. See the original post here.

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The Importance of Service

January 15, 2015

Guest blog post by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Jay WilliamsWe all face frustrations and challenges in our daily lives.
Most of us are fortunate that our biggest complaint
is often a bad day at our office job, the perils of DC traffic, or the
fact that our DVR didn’t record the end of the game. It’s become a bit
of a joke on social media with the advent of #FirstWorldProblems. Yet,
there are many people living in the “First World” whose problems are much
bigger than we realize.  

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State of the YOUnion: YouTube Creators Interview President Obama Live from the White House

January 15, 2015

Every year since 2010, we’ve invited people around the country to ask President Obama their questions after his State of the Union address. You’ve asked about everything from the economy, to immigration reform, to the Affordable Care Act... and even suggestions on baby names. 

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Broadband: The Electricity of the 21st Century

January 15, 2015 Broadband brings with it new access to health care, education, and economic opportunities that have not been available in the past. But there are still many for whom this is not yet a reality. Read More

SBA Underscores President’s Cybersecurity Plan; Provides Resources for Small Business Owners

January 15, 2015

Cyber-attacks against business and government seem to be unending, and recent hacks to Sony and Central Command have elevated our need to safeguard against potential threats to our online...

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SBA Offers Online Training for HUBZone Status Protests

January 15, 2015

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently introduced another online training module to help small businesses and others to better understand the HUBZone program and status protests. ...

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