CATEGORY: June 2009

Remarks by the President before meeting with Senate Democrats to discuss health care, June 2, 2009

THE PRESIDENT: I want to — thanks — I want to say thank you to all of my former colleagues for taking the time to visit here today at the White House. I want to particularly thank Senators Baucus, Senator Dodd, all the senators who have been fighting tirelessly on behalf of health care reform — for many years, in some cases. I want to mention, by the way, that I spoke to Senator... [Read more]

Remarkes by the President in nomination of John Mchugh as secretart of the army, June 2, 2009

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. As President and Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than the security of the American people. And keeping the American people safe demands keeping our armed forces strong — the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who bear the burden of America’s defense. Few have borne a heavier burden in recent years than America’s... [Read more]

June 1, 2009 – Speech by the President on General Motors restructuring

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Just over two months ago, I spoke with you in this same spot about the challenges facing our auto industry, and I laid out what needed to be done to save two of America’s most storied automakers — General Motors and Chrysler. These companies were facing a crisis decades in the making, and having relied on loans from the previous administration,... [Read more]

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