This week at the White House, we explained what "78 cents for every dollar" means, spoke about America’s response to Ebola, and cooked with students in the White House Kitchen. To find out more about other events this week, be sure to check out the rest of the White House blog.
Despite the progress women have made in the workforce, women still continue to make 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. As President Obama said in Rhode Island today, "At a time when women are the primary breadwinners in more households than ever, that hurts the whole family if they’re not getting paid fairly."
And while the President has taken action to close the gap, he cannot do it alone. Congress can help by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act and make equal pay a reality for hardworking women across the country.
On Thursday, as part of the ongoing Discovery Education series -- “Of the People: Live from the White House -- Executive Director of Lets Move! And White House Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy Sam Kass prepared Sunrise Tuscan Chicken with a DC Public School student. Check out the full video here:
On Tuesday, President Obama provided an update on our comprehensive effort to end the Ebola outbreak.
In his remarks, the President saluted the service of those who are working to stop Ebola. "We've got extraordinary Americans with experience, talent, dedication, who are willing to put themselves on the front lines to get things done," he said.
To find out more about what we’re doing to end Ebola, check out our "Keeping Up with the Cabinet" post with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.