Monthly Archives: June 2012

A MESSAGE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE REGARDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT – VIDEO

Today, the Supreme Court issued a historic ruling: They upheld the Affordable Care Act and ensured that millions of American families will have access to health care and protection from the worst abuses of the insurance industry. Lots of people

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Federal Partners Commit Additional Resources to Combat Western Wildfires U.S. Military Heightens Support to Fight Wildfires; FEMA Provides Additional Fire Management Assistance Grants

Federal Partners Commit Additional Resources to Combat Western Wildfires U.S. Military heightens support to fight wildfires; FEMA provides additional Fire Management Assistance Grants   WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 – The U.S. Forest Service, Department of the Interior, the Department of Defense

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STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 5856 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Rogers, R-KY)

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 5856 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Rogers, R-KY)   The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 5856, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year (FY) ending September 30, 2013,

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STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 6020 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Rogers, R-KY)

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 6020 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Rogers, R-KY)   The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 6020, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year (FY) ending

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT   East Room     12:15 P.M. EDT          THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  Earlier today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable

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FACT SHEET: The Affordable Care Act: Secure Health Coverage for the Middle Class

FACT SHEET: The Affordable Care Act: Secure Health Coverage for the Middle Class   The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act ensures hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protects every American from the

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Statement by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer on Today’s Contempt Vote in the U.S. House of Representatives

Statement by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer on Today’s Contempt Vote in the U.S. House of Representatives   At the beginning of this year, Republicans announced one of their top priorities was to investigate the Administration and to ensure

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BREAKING NEWS: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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COMMENTARY: Why Eliminating The Individual Mandate of Obamacare May Not Be Such A Horrible Idea

COMMENTARY: Why Eliminating The Individual Mandate of Obamacare May Not Be Such A Horrible Idea -By Tracey Ricks Foster The White House and the rest of concerned Americans and political pundits are counting down the hours to the big reveal. The

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Statement by the President on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona v. the United States: “A Patchwork of State Laws is not a Solution to our Broken Immigration System – It’s Part of the Problem”

Statement by the President on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona v. the United States I am pleased that the Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona’s immigration law.  What this decision makes unmistakably clear is that Congress

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Op-ed by President Obama: President Obama Reflects on the Impact of Title IX

Op-ed by President Obama: President Obama Reflects on the Impact of Title IX   The full text of the op-ed by President Barack Obama is printed below. The piece was published today in Newsweek.   President Obama Reflects on the Impact

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SNEAK PEEK: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S WEEKLY ADDRESS: Congress Must Act on Transportation Bill and Student Loans

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Congress Must Act on Transportation Bill and Student Loans   WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama spoke about the urgent need for Congress to act now on two common sense measures to help hardworking middle class

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On Anniversary of Olmstead, Obama Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Assist Americans with Disabilities

On Anniversary of Olmstead, Obama Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Assist Americans with Disabilities On June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with

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FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO JOIN ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PAT QUINN AT BILL SIGNING SUPPORTING MILITARY SPOUSES

 FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO JOIN ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PAT QUINN AT BILL SIGNING SUPPORTING MILITARY SPOUSES   Legislation removes hurdles for military spouses so they can transfer their state licenses or occupational certifications more easily as they move from state

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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London   In anticipation of “Olympic Day,” a global commemoration on June 23rd of the birth of the modern Olympic Games, President Obama today announced the Presidential Delegation to the Opening

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NEW REPORT FROM TREASURY, EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS: THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION As the President Calls on Congress to Keep Interest Rates on Student Loans from Doubling, Report Shows Higher Education Critical to Economic Opportunity and Mobility

NEW REPORT FROM TREASURY, EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS: THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION As the President Calls on Congress to Keep Interest Rates on Student Loans from Doubling, Report Shows Higher Education Critical to Economic Opportunity and Mobility WASHINGTON – A new

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BREAKING NEWS: JOHN BRYSON, SECRETARY OF COMMERCE RESIGNS AMID HIT AND RUN ALLEGATIONS

Statement by the President   Last night I accepted the resignation of John Bryson as Secretary of the Department of Commerce.  I want to extend my deepest thanks and appreciation to John for his service over the past months, and

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Statement by President Obama on World Refugee Day

Statement by the President on World Refugee Day   On this World Refugee Day, the United States joins the international community in recognizing the nearly 15 million refugees worldwide, and millions more internally displaced people. We honor the dignity, courage,

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