President Obama Visits The Middle East and Other OPE Highlights
Friday, March 22, 2013
Welcome to the Office of Public
Engagement Newsletter. Here are 5 highlights from the White House this past
week, including the President's visit to the Middle East, a giant X-Ray, and
Obama's Trip to Middle East
This week, President Obama is
paying a visit to the
Middle East, where he is visiting Israel, the
West Bank, and Jordan.The visit marks the first time the President has visited
Israel since taking office, and comes as its citizens celebrate the 65th
anniversary of a free and independent State of Israel.
You can follow the President's trip here.
Women's History Month
On Monday, President Obama and
the First Lady welcomed a group of accomplished and inspiring women to a
reception in the East Room of the White House for a Women's History Month
also announcedhe is nominating Cathy
Russell, who has served as Dr. Jill Biden's Chief of Staff and is a longtime
advocate for women, as the next Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.
Learn more about how we're celebrating Women's History
President Speaks in Front of a Giant X-Ray
Last Friday, the President
visited the Argonne National Research Lab
to talk about American energy security. There,
he highlighted the importance of clean energy in unlocking American energy
independence, job opportunities, and economic growth.The President
pointed out, "After years of talking about it,
we're finally poised to take control of our energy future.”
Read about the Energy Security Trust here.
3rd Anniversary, Health Care Law
On Wednesday, the
Affordable Care Act celebrated the third
anniversary of its passage. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen
Sebelius highlights the ways in which the Heath Care Law
includes steps to improve the quality of health care and
lower costs for you and for our nation as a whole.
Read here to learn more about
key features of the Affordable Care Act.
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