CATEGORY: January 2010


Remarks by the President on a Jobs Tax Credit in Baltimore, Maryland

Chesapeake Machine Company, Baltimore, Maryland 11:21 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you so much. I’ve got a couple of introductions that I want to make very quickly. First, I want to thank Terry and his family for greeting me here today. And I want to thank Terry and Joe for giving us a tour of Chesapeake Machine Company. In addition we’ve got Secretary Ray LaHood,... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at GOP House Issues Conference

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland 12:10 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Please, everybody be seated. Thank you. Thank you, John, for the gracious introduction. To Mike and Eric, thank you for hosting me. Thank you to all of you for receiving me. It is wonderful to be here. I want to also acknowledge Mark Strand, president... [Read more]

Remarks by the President and the Vice President at Town Hall Meeting in Tampa, Florida

University of Tampa Bob Martinez Sports Center, Tampa, Florida 1:14 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very, very much. Thank you all very much. It’s amazing the crowds I draw. (Laughter.) It’s great to be with you all today. And I really hope you all got to hear the President’s speech last night. (Applause.) Wasn’t it good? I think the President laid out with... [Read more]

Remarks by The President Welcoming the NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers to the White House

East Room 2:19 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, hello! How are you? Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you so much, everybody. Please have a seat. Welcome to the White House. And congratulations, a little belatedly, to the Los Angeles Lakers for winning your 15th — 15th — NBA title, and fourth in the past 10 years. Before I say a few things about the Lakers,... [Read more]

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address

U.S. Capitol 9:11 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Madam Speaker, Vice President Biden, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For 220 years, our leaders have fulfilled this duty. They’ve done so during periods of prosperity and tranquility. And... [Read more]

Remarks by the President during Town Hall Meeting in Elyria, Ohio

Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio 1:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Hello, Ohio! (Applause.) Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you. Everybody, please relax. (Laughter.) We’re going to be here for a little bit. Everybody take a seat — if you have a seat. (Laughter.) It is great to see you — can everybody please give Jody a big round... [Read more]

Remarks by the President and Vice President at Middle Class Task Force Meeting

Room 430, Eisenhower Executive Office Building 11:47 A.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Hey, folks. A year ago when President Obama established the Middle Class Task Force and asked me to chair it — and I might add, we were only in office I think two days, Melody, when he set up this Middle Class Task Force — because as we campaigned around the country, he made it clear that we were going to... [Read more]

Remarks by the President and the Vice President to the U.S. Conference of Mayors

East Room 1:32 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for being here. And, I spend so much time touring the country with the President — at his request and with his permission — I’ve been in almost all your cities and in your states, and it’s nice to be able to welcome you here, as you’ve welcomed me into your cities. So thank you for the way you have treated us and... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on Financial Reform

Diplomatic Reception Room 11:34 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I just had a very productive meeting with two members of my Economic Recovery Advisory Board: Paul Volcker, who’s the former chair of the Federal Reserve Board; and Bill Donaldson, previously the head of the SEC. And I deeply appreciate the counsel of these two leaders and the board that they’ve offered... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on Race to the Top at Graham Road Elementary School

Graham Road Elementary School, Falls Church, Virginia 10:25 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. You guys look really cute in those chairs. (Laughter.) I am pleased to be joined today by my outstanding Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, at Graham Road Elementary School, one of Virginia’s finest schools. And here at Graham Road, they’re using innovative approaches to provide effective... [Read more]

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