CATEGORY: July 2011

Presidential Nominations and Withdrawls Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Michael E. Horowitz, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Department of Justice, vice Glenn A. Fine, resigned. Anneila I. Sargent, of California, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2016, vice Gerald Wayne Clough, term expired. WITHDRAWALS SENT TO THE SENATE: Goodwin Liu, of California, to be United... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on the Status of Debt Ceiling Negotiations

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I want to speak about the ongoing and increasingly urgent efforts to avoid default and reduce our deficit. Right now, the House of Representatives is still trying to pass a bill that a majority of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have already said they won’t vote for.  It’s a plan that would force us to re-live this crisis in just... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on Fuel Efficiency Standards

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Good morning.  I’ve been having a lot of fun this week, but — (laughter) — nothing more fun and more important to the future of the American economy than the agreement that we’re announcing today. I am extraordinarily proud to be here today with the leaders of the world’s largest auto companies, and... [Read more]

Remarks of President Obama After Meeting with African Heads of State Cabinet Room

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, I just wanted to publicly welcome four very distinguished leaders to the White House:  President Yayi of Benin; President Conde of Guinea; President Issoufou of Niger; and President Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire. Although, obviously, we’ve got a lot of things going here in Washington today, it was important for us I think to maintain this scheduled appointment... [Read more]

President Obama Statement on the Passing of Richard Estrada Chavez

Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Estrada Chavez yesterday. Richard spent his life in the service of others alongside his brother Cesar and his wife, Dolores Huerta, co-founders of the United Farm Workers. It was Richard who designed the UFW’s iconic eagle, a symbol of hope that has helped carry the struggle for the rights of farm workers forward for almost... [Read more]

White House Launches Government Accountability and Transparency Board to Cut Waste and Boost Accountability

Leaders in Cutting Waste, Fraud and Abuse Named to New Board WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Obama Administration is announcing the launch of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. The Board, first announced by the President and Vice President in June as part of the Campaign to Cut Waste, will focus on rooting out misspent tax dollars and making government spending more accessible... [Read more]

Notice from the President Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergecy with Respect to Lebanon

CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO ACTIONS OF CERTAIN PERSONS TO UNDERMINE THE SOVEREIGNTY OF LEBANON OR ITS DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES AND INSTITUTIONS On August 1, 2007, by Executive Order 13441, the President declared a national emergency and ordered related measures blocking the property of certain persons undermining the sovereignty of Lebanon or its democratic processes or... [Read more]

Message from the President Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergecy with Respect to Lebanon

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. ... [Read more]

President Obama Signs Minnesota Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Minnesota and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes during the period of July 1-11, 2011. Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency... [Read more]

President Obama Nominates Two to the United States District Court

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Ronnie Abrams to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Rudolph Contreras to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. “I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench,” President Obama said.  “They will be distinguished public servants and valuable... [Read more]

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