CATEGORY: March 2012

President Obama Nominates Patrick J. Wilkerson to Serve as US Marshal

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Patrick J. Wilkerson to serve as United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. “Patrick J. Wilkerson has dedicated his career to protecting his fellow citizens,” said President Obama.  “He has displayed courage and persistence in the pursuit of justice, and I am honored to nominate him today to continue his selfless work on behalf... [Read more]

Statement by the Press Secretary on Senate Action on the Buffett Rule

The President proposed the Buffett Rule to ensure a very basic principle of fairness: millionaires shouldn’t pay less in taxes as a share of their income than middle class families pay. The President believes our system must ask the wealthiest to pay their fair share, while protecting 98 percent of Americans from seeing their taxes go up at all.  And we can’t accept the Ryan Republican approach... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on Oil and Gas Subsidies

Rose Garden 11:00 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)   Everybody, please have a seat.  Sorry we’re running just a little bit behind, but I figured it’s a great day to enjoy the Rose Garden. Today, members of Congress have a simple choice to make:  They can stand with the big oil companies, or they can stand with the American people. Right now, the biggest oil companies... [Read more]

Obama Recognizes The Need For Changes In Tax Laws To Help The Economy

President Obama told business leaders that in order to ensure that the United States solves its economic problems, tax laws in the country will have to be reformed. In making a comparison with debt-stricken Greece, Obama said that the country was far from such a position, and all it required a balanced approach to dealing with revenue in order to solve the country’s problems. Speaking at the Business... [Read more]

First Lady Michelle Obama to Address 2012 Graduating Seniors

This year, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver commencement addresses at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (North Carolina A&T), and Oregon State University (OSU). Mrs. Obama will begin her 2012 commencement addresses at Virginia Tech where she was inspired by the resilience of the student body and... [Read more]

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Robert James Grey, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014.  (Reappointment) John Gerson Levi, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014.  (Reappointment) Laurie I. Mikva, of Illinois, to be a Member... [Read more]

Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden on Manufacturing at a Campaign Event

PCT ENGINEERING DAVENPORT, IOWA 12:26 P.M. CDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  How are you?  (Applause.)  It’s good to be back in Davenport, the Quad Cities.  (Applause.) Mr. Mayor, thank you for flying back from Brazil and getting off a plane and coming straight here.  If I were you, I’d be home in bed trying to catch up on my sleep.  And I want to tell you something, I know I’m... [Read more]

Statement of Activity and Cooperation to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

At the Washington Nuclear Security Summit we agreed on a Communiqué and Work Plan that included actions aimed at thwarting the illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials.  We recognize that identifying nuclear smugglers, recovering nuclear and radiological material outside of regulatory control, and prosecuting those responsible are important and effective activities to help prevent... [Read more]

United States-Japan Nuclear Security Working Group Fact Sheet

Since the announcement of establishing the U.S.-Japan Nuclear Security Working Group at the U.S.-Japan Summit meeting in November 2010, this Group has successfully fulfilled its responsibility to identify and coordinate tangible outcomes for the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, including the promotion of robust security for nuclear materials at civilian nuclear facilities and during transport, by making... [Read more]

Fact Sheet: Belgium Nuclear Security Summit

As one of the leaders in nuclear technology development, Belgium’s nuclear program has covered all aspects of nuclear fuel cycle including reprocessing and operated a reprocessing plant between 1966 and 1974. Belgium signed the NPT in 1975 as a non-weapons state, but has retained a leading nuclear technology research center and derives over 50% of its energy from nuclear power using 7 power reactors. SCK-CEN... [Read more]

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