CATEGORY: January 2012

Remarks by the First Lady at Campaign Event — Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills, California 6:56 P.M. PST MRS. OBAMA:  Well, thank you so much.  (Applause.)  It’s always a pleasure to be here, and it’s an honor to be with all of you. And I want to start by thanking my dear friend, Ambassador Avant — love saying that.  And thank you for that kind introduction, but as I told her, she is a pretty phenomenal woman herself — taking one for... [Read more]

Remarks by the President Before Cabinet Meeting

Cabinet Room 10:48 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  This is our first Cabinet meeting after my State of the Union address, and it gives me an opportunity to share my ideas and initiatives with my Cabinet, but also to get some feedback from them. One of the top priorities that I mentioned during the State of the Union was the need for us to promote small business.  And I’m very pleased... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at the Washington Auto Show

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. 2:50 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Let me just say, when you look at all these cars, it is testimony to the outstanding work that’s been done by workers — American workers, American designers.  The U.S. auto industry is back.  The fact that GM is back, number one, I think shows the kind of turnaround that’s possible when it comes... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event

St. Regis Hotel Washington, D.C. 7:05 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much, Rob, for the introduction.  And it’s wonderful to see all of you.  I’m going to be very brief at the top because I want to spend most of this time in a dialogue. As Rob said, I see a lot of friends here, people who supported me since way back when before people could say my name. And as I look around the... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event, Washington DC, Jan 2012

Private Residence Washington, D.C. 8:43 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  First of all, I just want to thank Stewart and Sandra for setting up this extraordinary event.  It is true that this is now the third time I’ve been here.  It’s been said by a friend of mine, Abner Mikva, former member of Congress, that being friends with a politician is like perpetually having a student in college.  (Laughter.) ... [Read more]

On One-Year Anniversary of Startup America Initiative President Obama Sends Startup America Legislative Agenda to Congress

Administration Takes Immediate Steps to Accelerate Startup and Small Business Growth Today, on the one-year anniversary of both the White House Startup America Initiative and the private-sector Startup America Partnership, President Obama sent a Startup America Legislative Agenda to Congress which will expand tax relief and unlock capital for startups and small businesses that are creating jobs. Additionally,... [Read more]

President Obama to Host White House Science Fair

Event Will Highlight Winners of National Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competitions WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, February 7th, President Obama will host the second White House Science Fair celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The President will also announce key steps that... [Read more]

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 3800

On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, the President signed into law: H.R. 3800, the “Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2012,” which extends through February 17, 2012, authorities to collect taxes that fund the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, make expenditures from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and make grants to airports under the Airport Improvement Program.  Read More →

Remarks by the First Lady at Joining Forces Event — Department of Labor

Department of Labor Washington, D.C. 11:34 A.M. EST MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Good morning, everyone.  Please — thank you so much.  Please be seated. Well, this is good stuff, right?  I want to start by thanking Secretary Solis for her outstanding leadership here at the Department of Labor.  I also want to thank all of the DOL employees here today for all of your hard work... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and President Saakashvili of Georgia After Bilateral Meeting

Oval Office 2:59 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, I want to welcome President Saakashvili and his delegation here, and it’s a wonderful occasion to have him here as we’ll be celebrating this year 20 years of independence for Georgia and the eighth anniversary of the Rose Revolution. I think Georgia should be extraordinarily proud of the progress that is made in building a sovereign and democratic... [Read more]

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