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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 and small are choosing to give workers a raise because they know it's good business. And Governors across the country are answering the President's call by working to raise their states' minimum wages. Now, it's time for Congress to get the job done and restore opportunity for all Americans by raising the minimum wage to "ten-ten."

Click here to watch this week's Weekly Address.

Watch: President Obama's Weekly Address


 Weekly Wrap Up

President Obama Announces His 2015 Budget

The President traveled to Powell Elementary School on Tuesday after sending his 2015 budget to Congress. There, he discussed what he called a "roadmap" for the opportunity agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address.

@WhiteHouse Tweet + Picture of President Obama with students: President Obama's #budget invests in his vision of giving every 4-year-old in America access to quality preschool.

"Our budget is about choices," President Obama said. "It's about our values. As a country, we've got to make a decision if we're going to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, or if we're going to make smart investments necessary to create jobs and grow our economy, and expand opportunity for every American."


YouTube Stars Visit The White House

Some of the nation's most popular YouTube video creators stopped by the White House last week to speak with senior administration officials about the issues that matter most to them and their audiences, including anti-bullying, education, economic opportunity, and health care. The President stopped by, too.

Video: YouTube Stars meet the President

The YouTube celebs spoke about how they take advantage of social media platforms and discussed ideas and strategies that can help raise awareness about health care enrollment.


It's Time To Give America a Raise

On Wednesday, President Obama took his opportunity agenda to the road to talk about the importance of raising the minimum wage.

@WhiteHouse Tweet: Obama:

While at Central Connecticut State University, the President reminded the crowd that raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would help not only minimum wage workers, but it would life wages for more than 28 million Americans across the country.


An Update On The Crisis In Ukraine

Yesterday, President Obama delivered a statement on efforts to address the ongoing crisis in Ukraine from the Brady Press Briefing Room.

Video player: President Obama delivers a statement about the crisis in Ukraine


West Wing Week: "Look Who's In Our Room" 

As always, to see even more of this week's events, watch the latest episode of West Wing Week:

Watch: West Wing Week 3/7/14



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