Monthly Archives: December 2011

Statement From President Barack Obama On Signing Into Law The National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2012

Statement by the President on H.R. 1540 Today I have signed into law H.R. 1540, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.” I have signed the Act chiefly because it authorizes funding for the defense of the United

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Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 1540

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 1540 On Saturday, December 31, 2011, the President signed into law:   H.R. 1540, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012,” which authorizes FY 2012 appropriations for Department of Defense programs and

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Statement by the President on the Horn of Africa Famine

Statement by the President on the Horn of Africa Famine   As we enter the season of giving and renewal, more than 13.3 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia remain in urgent need of humanitarian assistance amid the worst

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Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest on U.S. Sale of Defense Equipment to Saudi Arabia

Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest on U.S. Sale of Defense Equipment to Saudi Arabia The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a government-to-government agreement under the Foreign Military Sales program to provide advanced

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BREAKING NEWS: PRESIDENT OBAMA TELLS REPUBLICANS THAT WASHINGTON HAS “MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT THAN POLITICS!”

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE PAYROLL TAX CUT James S. Brady Press Briefing Room     1:59 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Sorry to interrupt.   MR. CARNEY:  All yours, sir.   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Good

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Joint Statement by the United States and the Republic of South Sudan at the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan

Joint Statement by the United States and the Republic of South Sudan at the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan     The Governments of the United States and the Republic of South Sudan are pleased to have hosted the

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FACT SHEET: Supporting South Sudan’s Vision for the Future

FACT SHEET: Supporting South Sudan’s Vision for the Future   The United States hosted the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan to welcome the new country to the international community and provide a forum for the Republic of South Sudan (RoSS)

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME PROTECTIONS FOR IN-HOME CARE WORKERS

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME PROTECTIONS FOR IN-HOME CARE WORKERS Eisenhower Executive Office Building   12:13 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  As I said in Kansas last week, the defining issue of our time

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President Barack Obama Remarks Concerning The End of The War In Iraq

Good afternoon, After nearly nine years, our war in Iraq is ending. In recent days, many of our troops have come home and been reunited with their families for the holidays. Over the next few days, a small group of

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We Can’t Wait: President Obama Will Announce Administrative Action to Provide Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections for Nearly 2 Million In-Home Care Workers

We Can’t Wait: President Obama Will Announce Administrative Action to Provide Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections for Nearly 2 Million In-Home Care Workers   WASHINGTON – The White House today will announce new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of

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Statement by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer

Statement by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer   The President continues to have significant concerns about a number of provisions that have been reported to be in the Republican agreement on the omnibus.  This includes provisions that would undermine

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Presidential Nominations And Withdrawals Sent To The Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Jonathan Don Farrar, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Panama. Tony Hammond,

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Statement by the President on Indonesia’s Ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Statement by the President on Indonesia’s Ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty   The United States welcomes Indonesia’s ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, (CTBT), which provides a strong example of the positive leadership role Indonesia can play

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Statement by President Barack Obama on the 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Statement by President Barack Obama on the 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor   Seventy years ago today, a bright Sunday morning was darkened by the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor.  Today, Michelle and I join the American

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Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General to Renew Call for Confirmation of Richard Cordray to Lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

STAKEOUT TODAY: Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General to Renew Call for Confirmation of Richard Cordray to Lead CFPB   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country will renew their call for the Senate to

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THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES STATEMENTS ON THE DEPARTURE OF PHIL SCHILIRO, SPECIAL ADVISOR AND ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

Statements on the Departure of Phil Schiliro   WASHINGTON, DC— The White House today released statements on the departure of Assistant to the President and Special Advisor Phil Schiliro.  Schiliro was announced as Assistant to the President and Director of

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STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 10 – Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 10 – Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 (Rep. Davis, R-Kentucky, and 204 cosponsors)   The Administration is committed to ensuring that regulations are smart and effective, and tailored to further statutory goals in

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STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H. R. 2405 –Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H. R. 2405 –Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (Rep. Rogers, R–MI, and 4 cosponsors)   The Administration supports House passage of H.R. 2405, which would reauthorize several key programs led by the Department of Health and Human Services to prepare the Nation for bioterrorism

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WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: Working to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons Globally

FACT SHEET: Working to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons Globally   “The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United

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Remarks of President Barack Obama: “I BELIEVE AMERICA IS ON ITS’ WAY UP!”

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Osawatomie, Kansas   As Prepared for Delivery —   Good afternoon.  I want to start by thanking a few of the folks who’ve joined us today. 

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