The State of the Union and Your Questions
Last night, President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address and laid out his plan for an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, new skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.
Throughout the speech, the President discussed ideas for building an America that lasts. He called it a blueprint for the future and talked about ways to make his vision reality.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the video of the enhanced State of the Union:
Over the next few days there are plenty of ways to get involved and ask your questions about the President’s speech.
On Monday, January 30, President Obama will answer your questions about the State of the Union in a first-ever Google+ Hangout from the White House. You can submit your questions and vote for your favorite questions on YouTube.com/WhiteHouse.
On Thursday, January 26, Vice President Biden will answer questions submitted by people from across the country in his first Twitter interview. You can submit your questions now using the #SOTU and #WHChat hashtags and be sure to follow @VP to see his responses.
In addition, senior White House officials will be answering your questions about the speech through a series of Office Hours on Twitter. Checkout the full lineup of over 30 White House officials below, and start submitting your questions using the hashtag #WHChat and follow along at @WHLive.
Learn more about these events and find out how to get involved:
Here’s the full lineup of events:
Wednesday Office Hours Schedule
- All Day: Josh Earnest, Principal Deputy Press Secretary, answers your questions on Twitter (@jearnest44)
- 1:00 p.m.: Office Hours with Mark Zuckerman, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council
- 3:00 p.m.: Office Hours with Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44), White House Communications Director
Thursday Office Hours Schedule
- 10:00 a.m. Veterans: Matt Flavin, White House Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy
- 11:00 a.m. LGBT: Miriam Vogel, White House Senior Policy Advisor and Gautam Raghavan, White House Associate Director for Public Engagement
- 12:00 p.m. Women: Racquel Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity and Avra Siegel, White House Deputy Executive Director for the Council on Women and Girls
- 1:00 p.m. Seniors: Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Nick Papas, Assistant Press Secretary
- 1:30 p.m. Live Twitter interview with Vice President Biden (@VP)
- 2:00 p.m. Latinos: Felicia Escobar, White House Senior Policy Advisor, Julie Rodriguez, White House Associate Director of Public Engagement and Luis Miranda, White House Director of Hispanic Media
- 4:00 p.m. Small Business Owners: Christine Koronides, Senior Advisor for Economic Policy, National Economic Council
- 5:00 p.m. African Americans: Danielle Gray, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
- 6:00 p.m. Asian American Pacific Islanders: Chris Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary
Friday Office Hours Schedule
- 9:00 a.m. Disability Issues: Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
- 10:00 a.m. Rural Issues: Doug McKalip, Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs
- 11:00 a.m. Foreign Policy: Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
- 12:00 p.m. Education: Zakiya Smith, Senior Policy Advisor for Education, Steve Robinson, Special Assistant at the Domestic Policy Council, and Mary Wall, Policy Assistant at the Domestic Policy Council
- 1:00 p.m. Health: Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Nick Papas, Assistant Press Secretary
- 2:00 p.m. Energy: Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change and Dan Utech, Deputy Director for Energy Policy
- 3:00 p.m. Consumer Protections: Brian Deese, Deputy Director National Economic Council
- 4:00 p.m. The Economy: Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director National Economic Council
- 5:00 p.m. Job Opportunities: Portia Wu, Senior Policy Advisor for Mobility and Opportunity Policy
- 6:00 p.m. Urban Issues: Racquel Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity
Monday January 30
- President Obama participates in a Google+ Hangout from the White House. Submit your questions on YouTube.com/WhiteHouse.
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