President Obama’s Weekly Address: Giving Veterans their Chance

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Giving Veterans their Chance

Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. This week, America came together to salute our veterans – to express our appreciation to all who served so that we might live free. But our gratitude should extend beyond what our veterans have done for us in the past. It should remind us of our responsibility to serve them as well […]

Nohemi Gonzalez 20, Who Was Studying Abroad Becomes First American Fatality In Paris Attacks

Nohemi Gonzalez 20, Who Was Studying Abroad Becomes First American Fatality In Paris Attacks

Long Beach, CA…California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student Nohemi Gonzalez, 20, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris on November 13. Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was a junior studying design. She was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program. Specific details of her passing are not […]

Whitehouse Releases Claims Of Progress For Veterans During Obama Administration

Whitehouse Releases Claims Of Progress For Veterans During Obama Administration

Washington, DC… Since day one of his Administration, President Obama has maintained a steadfast commitment to honor and serve the brave men and women who have served this country – our nation’s Veterans. As the President said earlier this year, “As President, I consider it my obligation to help make sure—that even though less than […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Working for Meaningful Criminal Justice Reform

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Working for Meaningful Criminal Justice Reform

Washington, DC… Hi, everybody. Thirty years ago, there were 500,000 people behind bars in America. Today, there are 2.2 million. The United States is home to 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Every year, we spend $80 billion to keep people locked up. Now, many of the folks […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Writing the Rules for a Global Economy

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Writing the Rules for a Global Economy

Washington, DC… Hi, everybody. This week, after five years of effort with eleven other nations, we reached agreement on a new trade deal that promotes American values and protects American workers. There’s a reason this Trans-Pacific Partnership took five years to negotiate. I wanted to get the best possible deal for American workers. And that […]

USDA Offers Help to Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers

USDA Offers Help to Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers

Washington, DC…The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington State that USDA has programs to assist with their recovery efforts. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) can assist farmers and ranchers who lost livestock, grazing land, fences or eligible trees, bushes […]

Weekly Presidential Address: It’s Time for Congress To Pass a Responsible Budget

Weekly Presidential Address: It’s Time for Congress To Pass a Responsible Budget

Washington, DC… Remarks of President Barack Obama, “Hi, everybody. It’s hard to believe, but it was seven years ago this week that one of Wall Street’s biggest investment banks went bankrupt, triggering a meltdown on Wall Street and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. And in the months that followed, millions of Americans […]

DOD Comments On Iraq Conducting First Counter-ISIS Air Operations Using F-16s

DOD Comments On Iraq Conducting First Counter-ISIS Air Operations Using F-16s

Washington, DC…”Today the Government of Iraq announced that Iraq has conducted its first counter-ISIL air operations using F-16 fighter aircraft. We commend the Iraqi Air Force for its successful use of this cutting edge aircraft ‎in the international campaign to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL. The first four aircraft purchased by the Government were delivered […]