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.
"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.
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.
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.
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: