1.3 million Americans are about to lose a vital lifeline of unemployment insurance benefits if Congress doesn't act. This is money that helps pay the bills while folks work hard to find their next job.
That's why Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, sat down for a special edition of On The Clock.
This week, the White House honored those lost at Sandy Hook on the one year anniversary. The President met with newly elected mayors and executives from America's leading technology companies, discussed the benefits of health care reform with a group of moms, and celebrated the holidays with Christmas in Washington.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. to deliver hundreds of toys that Executive Office of the President staff donated to the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign, an annual holiday toy drive.