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Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights

Welcome to this issue of the White House Council on Women and Girls Newsletter. This week President Obama released the FY2012 federal budget, which stressed the importance of living within our means so we can invest in our future. Later in the week, the President visited Intel in Portland where he focused on the pivotal role education and technology will play in growing our economy. President Obama also honored the 2010 recipients of the Medal of Freedom, while Vice President and Dr. Biden reached out to members of our military and their families.

Read below for more information on our activities.  And remember, if you have friends or family who would like to join our Council on Women and Girls efforts, please have them click here.

President Obama says, “It's Time Washington Acted as Responsibly as Our Families Do”

Watch the White House White Board: OMB Director Jack Lew on the President’s Budget

Read about President Obama's Budget and the White House's Commitment to Combatting Violence Against Women

The President Visits Intel in Oregon

Spending Time with Our Military and Their Families

Participate in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge!

Watch the Extraordinary Women Who Received the 2010 Medal of Freedom

Video: Travels with the First Lady

Read about Women and the Affordable Health Care Act with’s new feature!

President Obama on America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

Presidential Proclamation: American Heart Month 2011

Learn More About Heart Health

West Wing Week: “Goodbye, Gibbs”

Monique Dorsainvil is a Staff Assistant in the Office of Public Engagement focusing on the Council for Women and Girls and LGBT Outreach