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Weekly Address: The President's Year of Action

In this week's address, the President provided an update on the work his Administration has done to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity for hardworking Americans in this Year of Action. While Republicans in Congress are setting records in obstruction, the President is making progress for the American people and has taken more than 20 executive actions since January.

The President vowed to continue taking action on his own wherever possible, but underscored that much more progress could be made if Republicans in Congress were less interested in stacking the deck in favor of those at the top, and more interested in expanding opportunity for all.

Click here to watch this week's Weekly Address.

Watch: President Obama delivers the weekly address

 Top Stories

1 is 2 Many

One in five college-aged women is sexually assaulted in college -- most often by someone she knows. Earlier this week, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released its first-ever report, which included that unnacceptable statistic, and announced a series of actions to help address the problem and make sure victims know they are not alone.

Vice President Biden, who championed the Violence Against Women Act in Congress back in 1990, spoke about the issue this week and revealed a new public service announcement about the issue:

Video player: 1 is 2 Many PSA

In addition to the powerful video, we launched to make enforcement data and other sexual assault resources accessible to students and schools."


Reach Higher

Today, on College Signing Day, the First Lady announced her Reach Higher initiative to encourage students around the country to complete their education beyond high school.

@ReachHigher tweet:

Down in San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Obama rocked her own college t-shirt and spoke to students about the importance of graduating from high school and continuing their education.


273,000 Jobs

Yesterday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for April -- and employment growth was pretty solid:

@WhiteHouse tweet:

For a more detailed look at the 50th consecutive month of businesses adding jobs, read on.


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

Video player: West Wing Week



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