President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Captain William Swenson
President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Captain William Swenson for his courageous actions while serving as an Embedded Trainer and Mentor of the Afghan National Security Forces with Afghan Border Police Mentor Team, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during a lengthy battle with the Taliban in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009.
President Obama Visits Martha’s Table to Thank Furloughed Workers
On Monday, the President traveled to Martha’s Table, a local food pantry, to thank the many furloughed federal employees who spent time during the government shutdown volunteering for charities and non-profits.
President Obama Meets with Small Business Owners to Discuss the Impacts of the Government Shutdown
The President met with nine small business owners from across the country about the impacts of the federal government shutdown on their businesses, and updated them on where things stand on efforts in Congress to avoid a first-ever default in the nation’s credit.