The White House's Weekly Women's Update
Monday, April 11, 2011
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to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights. This week, the President
addressed the American people regarding the potential government shutdown, the
result of which would be:
hundred thousand federal workers and their families impacted; millions of
people who are reliant on government services not getting those services --
businesses, farmers, veterans; and finally, overall impact on the economy that
could end up severely hampering our recovery and our ability to put people back
addition, Vice President Biden visited the University of New Hampshire to
highlight the importance of ending sexual violence on college campuses. Read
about this and other events throughout the Administration below.
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President Obama on Budget Talks: What’s at Stake &
Why It’s Important to the American People
In his address to the public, President Obama states ofa
possiblegovernment shutdown, "The economic damage from a government
shutdown would mount very quickly. And the longer it dragged on, the
greater the odds of a renewed recession.”
Weekly Address: Gas Prices & Energy Security
Speaking from a UPS customer center as part of the new
public-private Green Fleet Partnership, the President discusses his Blueprint
for a Secure Energy Future to help free us from oil and boost the American
Ending Sexual Violence: One Student on One Campus at a
To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Vice President Joe Biden
visited the University of New Hampshire to speak to students about ending
sexual violence on campus, and promoting a collective national value that
condemns such violence.
Champions of Change: Lessons from Returned Peace Corps
The White House is kicking off a special series called "Champions of Change:
Winning the Future Across America.” Throughout this series we will be profiling
Americans whose work is helping our country rise to the many challenges of the
Have You Tried the Tax Cut Calculator Yet?
Last December, President Obama signed a bipartisan tax cut
compromise into law. To help you understand how those tax cuts are already
affecting your paycheck and your household bottom line, we’ve put together a
new tax cut calculator.
Reducing Oil Imports and Competing for the Jobs of the
Earlier this week, President Obama visited the Gamesa Plant in Fair
Hills, Pennsylvania and held a town hall discussion with workers there about
building a 21st century clean energy economy.
Benefits of High Speed Rail Draw A Crowd
Since the Department of Transportation announced the availability of
an additional $2.4 Billion for high-speed rail projects last month, the
governors and members of Congress from both major parties have been clamoring
for the opportunity to participate.
What You Missed: Open for Questions on Energy Security
with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
On Wednesday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the White House’s
Kalpen Modi hosted a live chat on President Obama’s Blueprint for a Secure
Energy Future. Secretary Salazar took questions the audience online, which
included viewers on WhiteHouse.gov/live and on Facebook, and in-person from
college students from around the country who attended the event.
West Wing Week: "Windmills? Call Them Wind Turbines!”
This week, the President met with Congressional leadership, hoping
to avoid a government shutdown in the face of budget disagreements. He also
focused on securing our nation's clean energy future, and kept his eye on
Not Your Average Facebook Invite: Join President Obama’s
Town Hall @ Facebook HQ
On April 20th, President Obama heads to California to hold a very
special Facebook town hall about the economy. The President will discuss the
tough choices we must make to put our economy on a more responsible fiscal
path, while still investing in the innovation economy that makes America more
Photos of the Day
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden greet participants
during a roundtable meeting with military spouses, veterans, and volunteers to
discuss the military families initiative in the Eisenhower Executive Office
Building, April 6, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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