West Wing Week: 08/07/15 or, “The Measure Of A Leader”

This week, the President announced a new historic action to cut harmful carbon pollution, advocated for the Iran deal, celebrated his 54th birthday, and inaugurated a new class of Mandela fellows. read more Read more »

West Wing Week: 06/19/15 or, “Her Map & Compass”

This week was Maker Week and Pollinator Week! The President was a busy bee himself. He stopped by a Congressional baseball game and a Congressional picnic, congratulated My Brother's Keeper mentees, and presided over the ceremonial swearing-in of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. Meanwhile, the First Lady crossed the Atlantic in the name of Let Girls Learn and Let's Move! That's June 12th to June 18th or, "Her Map & Compass."

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West Wing Week: 05/29/15 or, “High Fives For Everybody!”

This week, the President donned a yarmulke at Adas Israel Congregation, where he also sang and danced with some preschoolers; marked the first Memorial Day since our war in Afghanistan came to an end; hosted the NATO Secretary-General in the Oval Office; and answered your questions on climate change during a Twitter Q&A in Miami. That's May 22 to May 28th or, “High Fives for Everybody!”

 

Friday

  • The President greeted rabbis at Adas Israel, one of Washington’s oldest synagogues, to mark Jewish American Heritage Month – and made an impromptu visit to a preschool classroom.
  • The President hosted foreign diplomats for an annual reception in the East Room.

Monday

  • On Memorial Day, the President joined 5,000 people at Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and reflect on the day with the families of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Tuesday

  • Reporters from all over the world joined the President and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office, following their bilateral meeting.
  • The President teamed up with the Vice President to surprise Vivian Bailey on her White House tour.

Wednesday

  • The EPA announced its finalized Clean Water Rule, after reviewing over a million public comments. The Rule will protect safe and clean drinking water for millions of American families.

Thursday

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What They’re Saying: Military Leaders Respond to the President’s Call to Battle Climate Change

Yesterday, President Obama delivered the commencement address to the 134th Cadet Class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The President congratulated the class on all they had achieved over the last four years, but reminded them of the challenges they wi... Read more »

Follow Along: Earth Day 2015

It's Earth Day -- and all day long, we'll be keeping you updated right here with videos, photos, and opportunities to add your voice to the #ActOnClimate conversation. Follow along here for highlights from the President's trip to the Everglades -- and speak up on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #ActOnClimate. We'll be reading and sharing what we hear from you.

Here's what we've got on tap for the day:

This morning, the President is heading to the Florida Everglades along with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

Heading down to DC to catch an #EarthDay flight on Air Force One tomorrow with the President. We're going to #ActOnClimate.

— Bill Nye (@BillNye) April 21, 2015

At 2:30 p.m. ET, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a Twitter Q&A on Latino public health.

Climate change is impacting our health. Join @GinaEPA, @EnvDefenseFund & @LULAC for a chat at 3:30pm ET tomorrow. #EarthDay #LatinoHealth

— U.S. EPA (@EPA) April 21, 2015

At 3:55 p.m. ET, the President will deliver remarks at Everglades National Park on the threat climate change poses to our economy and the world.

President Obama is headed to @EvergladesNPS on #EarthDay to discuss the need to #ActOnClimate: http://t.co/k8fbW7HGUM pic.twitter.com/sNfDvBi9WM

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 20, 2015

 

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Continuing Our Focus on Solar Energy

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Today, President Obama visited Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City, Utah to host a roundtable on clean energy, tour solar installations on the base, and talk about the importance of clean energy jobs.

With the United States generating 20 times more solar electricity than when the President took office, we’ve made substantial progress -- and in his remarks today, the President announced more actions to drive growth in the solar industry while supporting our nation's veterans.

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Local Climate Action Takes Center Stage at the National League of Cities Conference

As mayors from across the country gather today with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. for the 50th National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference, local climate action is taking center stage. Since the effects of climate ch... Read more »