Domestic News

President’s Weekly Address: Focusing on the Economic Priorities for the Middle Class Nationwide

In this week’s address, President Barack Obama discussed his recent trip to Minneapolis where he met a working mother named Rebekah, who wrote the President to share the challenges her family and many middle-class Americans are facing where they work […]

by · June 29, 2014 · Domestic News

NY Senator Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Provide Nutritious Meals For More Children Over The Summer

On Wednesday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the Summer Meals Act, which would enhance the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The legislation would help improve nutrition and enhance learning in underserved areas by better integrating summer education and […]

by · June 26, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News

Mayor de Blasio, 1199SEIU, NYSNA Announce Tenative Contract Agreements

On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the City of New York has reached tentative contract agreements with 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU) and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). The pattern of the two tentative […]

by · June 26, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News

$1.9M in grants to support women in nontraditional occupations announced by US Labor Department

The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Tuesday a total of $1,938,182 in grants to help women through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program, an initiative designed to recruit, train and retain women in high-skill occupations in advanced manufacturing, […]

by · June 25, 2014 · Domestic News

Klein/Weinstein Bill Extending Critical Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

On the final day of the legislative session, Senator Jeffrey Klein and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein announced that Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation extending vital foreclosure prevention measures and homeowner protections for an additional five years beyond the February 2015 […]

by · June 24, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News

Mayors Bill de Blasio and Kevin Johnson Announce Mayoral Task Force to Tackle Inequality in America’s Cities

At the 82nd annual U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) meeting yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and USCM President and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced the Cities of Opportunity Task Force. Chaired by Mayor de Blasio, the task force will bring […]

by · June 24, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News

U.S. Department of Education Signs Plan To Protect Students By Avoiding Immediate Closure Of Corinthian Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education is working with Corinthian Colleges Inc. on a plan to avoid an immediate closure of the career training program chain and prevent suddenly disrupting the education of 72,000 students and the jobs of 12,000 employees. […]

by · June 24, 2014 · Domestic News

White House Report: Nine Facts About American Families and Work

Today, the President will host the first ever White House Summit on Working Families to spark a national conversation, keep making progress, and identify solutions that are good for both workers and employers – and that go right at the […]

by · June 23, 2014 · Domestic News

President’s Weekly Address: Bringing our Workplace Policies into the 21st Century

In this week’s address, the President previewed Monday’s first-ever White House Summit on Working Families. The day-long event will feature remarks by the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Jill Biden, as they participate in a national […]

by · June 21, 2014 · Domestic News, World News

U.S. Department of Education Announces Action to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe

On Thursday, the Obama Administration announced new steps to address growing concerns about sexual violence on college campuses by requiring institutions of higher education to comply with new campus safety and security related requirements aimed at curbing sexual assault, domestic […]

by · June 20, 2014 · Domestic News

Statement by President Obama On the Apprehension of Bengazi Attack Suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah

The United States has an unwavering commitment to bring to justice those responsible for harming Americans. Since the deadly attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, I have made it a priority to find and bring to justice those responsible for […]

by · June 18, 2014 · Domestic News, World News

Senator Schumer Launches Plan To Keep Exhausted Truck Drivers Off The Road

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer launched a two-pronged federal plan on Monday to keep exhausted truck drivers off the road in order to prevent the far too regular occurrence of truck crashes caused by driver fatigue, including the recent deadly […]

by · June 17, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News

DSNY’s re-fashioNYC and e-cycleNYC Programs Now in All Five Boroughs

DSNY’s re-fashioNYC and e-cycleNYC programs allow residents to recycle their unwanted electronics and textiles using collection bins in their apartment buildings. The programs are open to all apartment buildings in New York City with 10 or more units and provide […]

by · June 16, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News

Weekly Address: The President Wishes America’s Dads a Happy Father’s Day

In this week’s address, President Obama wished America’s dads a happy Father’s Day and underscored the crucial role fathers play in our society. The President encouraged Americans to support those living without a father figure through initiatives like My Brother’s […]

by · June 15, 2014 · Domestic News

Statement by President Obama on Iraq

On the South Lawn at the White House yesterday at noon, President Barack Obama addressed the press on the situation in Iraq: THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I wanted to take some time to give you a quick update about […]

by · June 14, 2014 · Domestic News, World News