Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights

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Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights

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Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, President Obama and leaders from both the Democratic and Republican parties in Congress found common ground on an agreement about the United States budget. Read about this and other Administration activities here.

Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights!  This week, President Obama and leaders from both the Democratic and Republican parties in Congress found common ground on an agreement about the United States budget.  The President also laid out his plan for a balanced approach to deficit reduction, and highlighted how promoting equal pay for men and women will help strengthen our economic future.  Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families.

Read about these and other Administration activities below.  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’s Framework for $4 Trillion in Deficit Reduction

Weekly Address: President Obama on the Budget Compromise to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Welcome to the New JoiningForces.gov!

The First Lady Honors the 2011 Military Child of the Year Award Recipients

Presidential Proclamation: National Equal Pay Day

Read About Why Young Americans Should Care About Equal Pay Day

Sara Manzano-Diaz Asks, "Where’s My 20?"

Keeping the Dream Alive: President Obama’s Work with the African American Community

Announcing the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge Finalists

West Wing Week: “Open for Business”

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