June 28, 2013

Proposed Cuts Hurt Families and Communities

The President has been clear that Republicans in Congress should work with Democrats to finish a budget that cuts wasteful spending while investing in jobs, the economy and middle class families.  Until Congress reaches a budget agreement, the President will not sign individual appropriations bills that simply attempt to enact the House Republican budget into […]

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February 21, 2013

Creating a Thriving Middle Class

During his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America.  His plan builds on the progress made during his first term and strengthens the middle class by making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need […]

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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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December 19, 2012

Leading the Sandy Recovery Efforts

As a native of New York, I am honored that President Obama has chosen me to lead the Federal government’s rebuilding effort in response to the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Like so many residents and former residents of the region, this disaster has had a personal impact on me, as friends and […]

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