This week, the President received the newest enrollment numbers for those who found quality, affordable health insurance under the Affordable Care Act; spoke at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, designated three new National Monuments, and launched his Every Kid in a Park initiative.
Find out more about the past week at the White House in our latest "Week in Review."
During the latest Open Enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, 11.4 million Americans signed up or re-enrolled for quality, affordable health insurance.
As the President said after hearing the news, "It gives you some sense of how hungry people were out there for affordable, accessible health insurance. And that's really the top-line message: The Affordable Care Act is working."
Trade has an important role to play in supporting good-paying, middle-class jobs in the United States. In fact, exports supported more than 11 million jobs in 2013.
That's why President Obama is working with Congress to secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- the most progressive trade agreement that will ensure our workers benefit from trade that is both free and fair. Watch this video we put together, and then share it with anyone who needs to know exactly what's at stake.
This week, the White House hosted the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism -- a gathering of governments, civil society groups, and community leaders from more than 60 nations in Washington, D.C.
When we think of violent extremism, we often imagine the terrorists who kill innocent people -- in America, Europe, the Middle East, and across the world. But as President Obama has noted this week, violent extremism runs deeper than the barbaric acts it breeds. It’s the ideologies, the propaganda, the recruitment, the funding -- the entire infrastructure that extremists use to radicalize and recruit people to commit violence.
President Obama is committed to giving every kid the chance to explore America's great outdoors and unique history. That's why he launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative yesterday, which calls on federal agencies to help more children experience what our great outdoors have to offer.
From helping to offset transportation costs, to offering free admission to every fourth-grader and their families, the President is making our public lands more accessible.
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