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Weekly Address: President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings

In this week’s address, the President offers his warmest greetings as millions of Americans celebrate Easter this Sunday and recounts the Passover Seder he hosted at the White House earlier this week, joining Jewish families around the world in their celebration. The President looks forward to taking part with his family in the hope and […]

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Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work

In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women. VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: Asegurando Igualdad Salarial por el Mismo Trabajo Realizado En el mensaje […]

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Weekly Address: The President’s Budget Ensures Opportunity for All Hard-Working Americans

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the important differences between the budget he’s put forward — built on opportunity for all — and the budget House Republicans are advocating for, which stacks the deck against the middle class. While the President is focused on building lasting economic security and ensuring that hard-working Americans have […]

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Weekly Address: Raise The Minimum Wage – It’s The Right Thing To Do For Hardworking Americans

In this week’s address, Vice President Biden discusses the importance of raising the federal minimum wage. It’s good for workers, it’s good for business, and it would help close the gender pay gap, as women make up more than half of the workers who stand to benefit from a raise. And as the Vice President […]

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Weekly Address: Rewarding Women’s Hard Work and Increasing the Minimum Wage

In this week’s address, President Obama highlights the importance of making sure our economy rewards the hard work of every American – including America’s women. VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: Premiando el trabajo arduo de las mujeres En el mensaje de esta semana, Elmy Bermejo, la Directora de Asuntos Intergubernamentales del Departamento de Trabajo […]

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Weekly Address: Rewarding Hard Work by Strengthening Overtime Pay Protections

In this week’s address, President Obama highlighted the action he took this week to reward hard work by strengthening overtime pay protections. As part of this year of action, the President has ordered the Secretary of Labor to modernize our country’s overtime rules to ensure that millions of American workers are paid a fair wage […]

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Weekly Address: Time for Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage for the American People

In this week’s address, President Obama highlighted the momentum building across the country to give Americans a raise and reiterated his call for Congress to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. The President has already signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for people working under new federal contracts. Companies large […]

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Weekly Address: Investing in Technology and Infrastructure to Create Jobs

In his weekly address, President Obama said he took action this week to launch new manufacturing hubs and expand a competition to fund transformative infrastructure projects. Both are policies aimed at expanding economic opportunity for all by creating jobs and ensuring the long-term strength of the American economy. Congress can boost this effort by passing a […]

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Weekly Address: Time to Lift the Minimum Wage and Give America a Raise

In this week’s address, President Obama says this is a year of action, and he will do everything he can to restore opportunity for all. The President already lifted the wages for federal contract workers, and he calls on the American people to tell Congress to finish the job by boosting the federal minimum wage […]

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Weekly Address: Calling on Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage

This week, President Obama took action to lift more workers’ wages by requiring that federal contractors pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. In this week’s address, he highlights that executive action and calls on Congress to pass a bill to raise the federal minimum wage for all workers. VIDEO […]

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