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.
Friday, July 31st
- The President signed a three-month extension of the highway funding bill.
- The President celebrated the 2013 winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.
Monday, August 3rd
The President participated in a town hall with 500 Mandela Fellows, some of sub-Saharan Africa's most promising young leaders, a nod to his recent trip to the continent.
The President announced the finalization of the Clean Power Plan, the biggest step our administration has ever taken to fight climate change.
The President met with the class of summer 2015 White House interns.
Tuesday, August 4th
- Tuesday was the President's 54th birthday!
- The President held a birthday bilateral meeting with Ban Ki-moon.
- The White House hosted its first-ever Demo Day, where innovators got to "demo" their entrepreneurial approaches to improving the lives of the American people.
- The President met with leaders in the American Jewish community to discuss the details of the nuclear deal with Iran that would verifiably prevent that country from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Wednesday, August 5th
- The President gave a speech at American University to discuss the importance of the historic deal with Iran.
Thursday, August 6th
- Thursday brought another birthday — this time for the Voting Rights Act, which turned 50. The White House honored the occasion with a live video conference featuring the President, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and Congressman John Lewis.