Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond.
This week, the President wrapped up a trip to Minneapolis, nominated a new VA Secretary, and caught some World Cup fever.
Thursday, June 26th
President Obama met with Rebekah Erler, a working mom who wrote the President a letter about the struggles middle-class families face in America.
The President then hosted a Town Hall at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. The discussion focused on a myriad of issues from the economy, healthcare, gun control, and climate change to name a few.
Friday, June 27th
The President stopped by a job training center in north Minneapolis with Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota). The Project CARE class provides young mothers training in customer service and sales occupations for four weeks, followed by paid internships. Project CARE is a part of HIRED, a community-based organization in Minneapolis that helps individuals train for and find jobs.
The President then delivered remarks focused on the economy at the Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis.
Monday, June 30th
Monday morning the President and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet held a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, where the two talked about the advancement of peace, global security, and free trade.