Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October. America’s resilient businesses have added jobs for 44 consecutive months, with private sector employment increasing by a total of 7.8 million over that period.
The Obama administration announces new grants provided to communities under the Affordable Care Act that will help community health centers provide access to primary care services for nearly 1.25 million new patients.
On November 1st, millions of Americans will feel the effects of an automatic cut to food purchasing assistance provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). President Obama has proposed an extension of pre-November funding levels in the 2014 budget.
November 1, 2013 at 7:58 PM ET by Valerie Jarrett & Cecilia Muñoz
First Lady Michelle Obama announced an agreement between the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and the Partnership for a Healthier America, which allows PMA’s community of growers, suppliers and retailers to use the Sesame Street brand without a licensing fee, using characters like Big Bird, Elmo, Rosita and Abby Cadabby to help deliver messages about fresh fruits and vegetables.
Nearly one year ago, communities across a dozen states in the Northeast experienced the devastating and tragic effects of Hurricane Sandy. Communities were shattered, families were torn apart, homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, and lives were upended. But brick by brick, block by block, we are rebuilding.
October 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM ET by Bobby Whithorne
Working hand-in-hand, not only with our partners on the state and local level, but with the faith-based and non-profit communities, the private sector, and most importantly with the individuals and families that live in these communities every day, we can maximize what we achieve to keep our children safe.
There is more work to do, but we’ve made great strides in support of the Obama Administration's commitment to lead the fight against human trafficking, which was announced one year ago at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.
September 25, 2013 at 12:38 PM ET by Todd Park and Vivian Graubard
Valerie Jarrett discusses her meeting with members of the Small Business Majority Network Council at the White House to discuss the President’s plans to grow the economy, support small businesses, and back the entrepreneurial spirit that makes America great.
Five years after Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy, we want to help everyone get the context and see the full picture. Check out a behind-the-scenes look of the decision-making process that you won't find anywhere else.
From the State Dining Room of the White House yesterday, the First Lady addressed a diverse cross section of leaders from food and media industry executives, advocates, parent leaders, government agency representatives and researchers about the power of marketing in influencing kids’ food choices and the need for leveraging this power toward healthier food options for our nation’s children.
New data in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly Employment Report show that of the increase in employment since the Affordable Care Act became law, more than 9 out of 10 positions have been full-time.
September 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM ET by Jason Furman, Betsey Stevenson
Vice President Biden swears in B. Todd Jones as the first permanent Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in seven years, and announces two new executive actions that build on the comprehensive gun violence reduction plan he and the President laid out on January 16, 2013
Shortly after he took office, the President tasked the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan with rethinking the federal approach to disaster recovery, which resulted in the creation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework.
In his weekly address, President Obama notes that while college education has never been more important, it has also never been more expensive, which is why he proposed major new reforms this week to make college more affordable for middle class families and those fighting to get into the middle class.
Here’s a look at some of the initial reviews coming in from the higher education community, lawmakers and other stakeholders about President Obama's ambitious new agenda to combat rising college costs, make college more affordable, and improve value for students and their families.
During a live Q&A on Twitter Deputy Communications Director Katie Beirne-Fallon and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council James Kvaal will answer your questions about President Obama's plan to keep the cost of college within reach for middle-class families.