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West Wing Week: 09/11/2015 or, “Heads Up America”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and beyond.

This week, the President welcomed to the White House the Saudi Arabian king, champions in athletic excellence, and awardees in artistic prowess. He also traveled to Massachusetts and Michigan. That's September 4th to September 10th or, "Heads Up America."


Friday, September 4

Monday, September 7

  • On Monday, the Greater Boston Labor Council welcomed the President to their Labor Day Breakfast. There, the President announced a new Executive Order that directs companies with federal contracts to offer paid sick leave to their employees.
  • Before heading home, the President made a pit stop to the oldest continuously operated restaurant and oyster house in the nation—dating back to 1716—Union Oyster House.

Tuesday, September 8

Wednesday, September 9

  • On Wednesday, Dr. Jill Biden accompanied the President to Macomb, Michigan, home of robotics students and experts. They toured the Macomb Community College's Michigan Technical Education Center and then spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of 1,000 about expanding educational opportunities to all Americans.

Thursday, September 10

And in case you missed it last week, check out behind-the-scenes footage of the President's historic trip to Alaska at