Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

“We Were Strangers Once, Too”: The President Announces New Steps on Immigration

“Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.” — President Obama, November 20, 2014 Since the founding of our nation, we’ve weaved

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President Obama Delivers Remarks on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Addressing the nation from the State Dining Room tonight, President Obama said that the United States — together with close allies and partners — has taken an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program. You can read the President’s full statement here. Watch and share a video

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The Time is Now: President Obama Meets with Business Leaders on Immigration Reform

Yesterday, President Obama and senior Administration officials met with a group of top U.S. business leaders to discuss the importance of commonsense immigration reform to bolster U.S. economic growth, and improve the climate for business, and job creation.  These leaders shared with the President their desire to see our broken immigration system fixed, both because it

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President Barack Obama: Congress Needs to Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

This week the United States Senate is expected to take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The Act would guarantee that no American would be fired based solely on their sexual orientation. This morning President Obama, in a guest op-ed published in the Huffington Post, called on Congress to pass this long-overdue civil rights legislation. Read

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President Obama Speaks on Changes and Improvements in the Individual Insurance Market

Yesterday, President Obama spoke at Faneuil Hall in Boston, which began the process of health reform in America. The state’s progressive vision of universal coverage and the conservative idea of market competition are what formed the blueprint for the Affordable Care Act, specifically, that everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care, and no one should

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President Obama: We Should Pass Immigration Reform, and We Should Do It this Year

President Obama joined leaders from business, labor, and faith communities who are united around one goal: fixing our broken immigration system. People across the political spectrum understand that our current system is broken, President Obama said today. And earlier this year, the Senate passed a bill with bipartisan support that addresses “the core challenges of how

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President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Vote to End the Shutdown

On Tuesday, following the votes of the United States Senate, President Obama delivered a statement on the bipartisan action, now passed by Congress, to end the government shutdown and the extend the debt ceiling: “Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together around an agreement that will reopen our government and remove the threat of default

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President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Government Shutdown

President Obama issued a statement and answered questions asked by the press in the Brady Briefing Room. The President explained the need for Congress to reopen the government and prevent a default that would cause an economic shutdown. And he reiterated that while he is willing to negotiate on the budget or matters of policy

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President Obama: Just Vote and End This Shutdown

Yesterday in Rockville, MD, President Obama visited M. Luis Construction Company to talk about the impact of the government shutdown on the economy and why Congress needs to “just vote.” The President’s Small Business Jobs Act and other SBA programs have helped local businesses like M. Luis Construction grow in recent years, but the government shutdown

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President Obama’s Message: Pass a Budget and End the Government Shutdown

Today, President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office with Americans who will benefit from today’s opening of Health Insurance Marketplaces. Following the meeting, the President delivered a statement to the press where he discussed the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as the government shutdown that began today due to Congress’s inability

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