Weekly Address: Ending the Stalemate in Washington
President Obama tells the American people that the stalemate in Washington is holding our economy back during this make-or-break moment for the middle class.
President Barack Obama tapes the weekly address in the Map Room of the White House, June 15, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Weekly Wrap Up
Your quick look at this week on Whitehouse.gov:
Why Refinance: This past week we heard from Americans who support President Obama’s proposal to make it easier for responsible homeowners to refinance their mortgages, an item on his To-Do-List for Congress. We asked you to speak up about the issue and share your stories. Many of you fall into the category of responsible home owners that just need a break from your housing loan’s high interest rate, and you should know that we are listening to your voices and concerns.
Fatherhood Buzz: On Wednesday, the President sat down for lunch with four dads to chat about the importance of a father’s role in a child’s life. He also discussed the "Fatherhood Buzz" initiative and how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services partnering with barbershops to discuss the importance of fathers with their communities. This week the White House also released a report, Promoting Responsible Fatherhood, and honored several Champions of Change for their work in the fields of fatherhood and low-income men and boys.
Unbreakable bonds: The President also welcomed Israeli President Shimon Peres to the White House and presented the leader with the Medal of Freedom for his work to protect the security of Israel as well as his efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance.
What’s Right for Americans: On Friday, President Obama addressed a new policy from the Department of Homeland Security aimed at making the nation’s immigration policy more fair and more efficient --by removing the threat of deportation for young people who are low enforcement priorities.
West Wing Week: Your video guide to everything that’s happened this week at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Watch here.