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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weekly Address: Expanding Responsible Oil Production in America

As part of his long-term plan to reduce our reliance on foreign oil, President Obama lays out his strategy to continue expanding safe and responsible domestic oil production.

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Weekly Address

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Photostream: Behind the Scenes in April
Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer and Director of the White House Photography Office, releases a new series of behind-the-scenes photographs from the last two weeks of April 2011.

Video: Let's Move! and Military Families South Lawn Event
First Lady Michelle Obama announces new Let's Move! commitments to support our military kids and military families.

Strengthening Social Security and Medicare
This year's Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees reports show that Medicare and Social Security are strong, but there is far more work to be done.

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Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 9:40 PM
Subject: Weekly Women's Update

The White House Friday, May 13, 2011

Weekly Women's Update

Welcome to this edition of the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, President Obama traveled to El Paso, Texas to discuss the importance of fixing our broken immigration system. Later this week, The President focused on building a strong national infrastructure by pursuing a clean energy economy. In honor of Mother’s Day, the First Lady and Dr. Biden welcomed military spouses to the White House and thanked them for the sacrifices they make for their families.

Read about this and other Administration activities below. And remember, if you have friends or family who would like to join our Council on Women and Girls efforts, please have them click here.


President Obama on Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: “E Pluribus, Unum”
On Monday, President Obama traveled to El Paso, Texas to deliver a speech about how we can work towards a better future with comprehensive immigration reform. Watch the speech to learn about important steps our Nation needs to take in order to enforce laws in a smarter and more strategic way.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform while speaking at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas, May 10, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Weekly Address: Clean Energy to Out-Innovate the Rest of the World
Speaking from a hybrid vehicle transmission company in Indiana, the President explains how investments in clean energy economy are the only solution to high gas prices in the long term.

Inspiring Americans to Recognize and Reach out to our Military Families
In honor of Mother’s Day, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a special Mother’s Day tea to show their appreciation for the sacrifices military families make every day in order to serve our country. Jason Dempsey, a White House Fellow in the First Lady’s Office and a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, talks about this latest Joining Forces event and his own family’s experience in military service.

Kathleen Sebelius: Health Reform Will Do Wonders For Women
To commemorate National Women’s Health Week, please read Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ article that describes how Health Reform Will Do Wonders For Women and their families by protecting their right to coverage and making it easier to receive preventative care.

The Gift of Good Health on Mother’s Day
In honor of Mother’s Day, we would like to celebrate the benefits of text4baby, a free, mobile health information service that offers useful tips timed to a woman’s due date or baby’s date of birth.

Mothers Who Served, World War II - Present
In honor of Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is celebrating the women who have served our country while also being mothers. We reached out to mom Veterans and their family members for photographs and stories, and have received an overwhelming number of diverse responses from women involved in conflict ranging from WWII to today’s war in Iraq.

A Celebration of American Poetry at the White House
On Wednesday The President and First Lady welcomed accomplished poets, musicians, artists and students from across the country to the White House for a celebration of American poetry and prose.

West Wing Week: "On the Border"
This week the President talks clean energy and gas prices in Indiana, focuses on fixing our broken immigration system in Texas, and honors Top Cops here in the Rose Garden.

Photos of the Day

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the “Pit Crew Challenge” station during an event with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition on the South Lawn of the White House, May 9, 2011. The First Lady visited seven activity stations during the event, which helped promote both the Let's Move! and Joining Forces initiatives. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Subject: Infographic: Protecting Consumers Against Rising Oil Prices

The White House Tuesday, May 10, 2011

On Friday, President Obama travelled to Indianapolis to visit Allison Transmissions – a clean energy company that manufactures hybrid vehicle transmission technology. The President spoke about his long term plan to protect consumers against rising oil prices and decrease oil imports while ensuring a cleaner, safer, and more secure energy future.

We put together an infographic to help summarize the President’s approach:

White House Highlights

Latest Awards Bring US Closer to National High-Speed Passenger Rail Network
May 9, 2011
Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation, announces the next steps for high speed rail in 22 carefully selected projects across the country.

Weekly Address: Clean Energy to Out-Innovate the Rest of the World
May 7, 2011
Speaking from a hybrid vehicle transmission company in Indiana, the President explains how investments in a clean energy economy are the only solution to high gas prices in the long term.

The 'America's Next Top Energy Innovator' Challenge Begins Today
May 2, 2011
Starting today and until December 15, start-up companies can apply for one of the Department of Energy's thousands of unlicensed patents for greatly reduced cost and paperwork.

Weekly Address: Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies
April 30, 2011
At a time of high gas prices and massive oil industry profits, the President renews his call to end the $4 billion-per-year subsidies for oil and gas companies and invest in clean energy.

Thank You Alaska!
April 28, 2011
Watch last week’s podcast and webinar on the National Ocean Policy and what it means for the Arctic region.

Knowing Where We Stand to Save Money, Improve Efficiency, Reduce Pollution, and Eliminate Waste
April 28, 2011
This week several Federal agencies released the first-ever comprehensive Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory of the Federal Government’s operations in 2010.

A Clear Commitment to Clean Water for America
April 27, 2011
A multi-agency national clean water framework was released on Wednesday, emphasizing the Administration’s commitment toward protecting the health and longevity of America’s water resources.

Drawing Inspiration on Smart Grid Innovation from America’s Youth
April 27, 2011
U.S. Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra highlights how America’s youth are engaging in thoughtful discussion and innovative creation of clean energy technologies for our future.

Cultivating Seeds of Knowledge; Growing a Greener Future for our Nation
April 26, 2011
The DOE, EPA, and CEQ launch the Green Ribbon Schools Program which recognizes schools that are working toward teaching environmental literacy in the classroom and are creating ways to decrease their environmental footprint outside of the classroom.

President Obama to Congress: “I Hope We Can All Agree That, Instead of Continuing to Subsidize Yesterday’s Energy Sources, We Need to Invest in Tomorrow’s”
April 26, 2011
The President’s letter to leaders of both parties in Congress addresses the subject of tax breaks for oil companies.

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