October 29, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast, wreaking havoc and destroying businesses and homes in its path.  After the storm passed, it was clear the road to recovery was going to be a challenge.  I’m tremendously proud of the herculean efforts of all those on the front lines of recovery but I […]

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August 29, 2013

Eight Years After Hurricane Katrina: The Obama Administration’s Commitment to Rebuilding Better

This week marks the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Although a number of years have passed since that devastating storm hit the Gulf Coast, none of us will ever forget the tragic events that unfolded in its aftermath and the incredible pain inflicted on the region. That is why President Obama has made improving the […]

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August 19, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy: Helping Communities Prepare for the Impacts of a Changing Climate

From New Orleans to Cedar Rapids to Tuscaloosa to Minot – I have walked the streets and looked in the eyes of families whose lives have come crashing down around them under nature’s wrath. But nothing prepared me to come back home to New York City last October and look in the eyes of my […]

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June 26, 2013

Seeking Innovative Solutions to Answer President Obama’s Call to Fight Climate Change

Yesterday, President Obama put forward a comprehensive Climate Action Plan that will cut U.S. carbon pollution and begin to slow the effects of climate change so we leave a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. The President’s plan also invests to strengthen our roads, bridges, and shorelines so we can better protect people’s homes, […]

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January 22, 2013

Giving Back to our Communities

Since taking office four years ago, President Obama has asked Americans to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking part in the National Day of Service.  Every year since then President Obama and First Lady ask Americans to roll up their sleeves and volunteer in their communities. This year, […]

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