2 minutes and 24 seconds of action‏...



2 minutes and 24 seconds of action

The President made clear in this year's State of the Union address that wherever and whenever he can take action to expand opportunity for more American families, he's going to do it -- with Congress or without.

While Republicans in Congress have set records in obstruction and inaction, the President has steadily acted on his own to help build real, lasting economic security for the middle class.

President Obama won't wait for Congress -- find out what he's done already:

Video player: A Year of Action

 Top Stories

What Climate Change Means for Regions Across America

The Third U.S. National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.


State and Local Officials Join the President in Year of Action to Raise the Minimum Wage

In the year since the President first called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to increase the minimum wage. Connecticut, Maryland, and Hawaii are also lifting their minimum wages to $10.10 an hour, and other states and localities are considering similar legislation.


Taking Action to Attract the World's Top Talented Professionals

Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced new steps to make it easier for highly skilled workers and talented researchers from other countries to contribute to our economy and ultimately become Americans.


 Today's Schedule

All times are Eastern Time (ET)

10:00 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:05 AM: The President departs the White House

11:20 AM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews

1:35 PM: The President arrives Arkansas

3:50 PM: The President delivers a statement WATCH LIVE

4:35 PM: The President departs Arkansas

8:00 PM: The President arrives Los Angeles, CA

9:55 PM: The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DCCC/DSCC joint event

11:10 PM: The President attends USC Shoah Foundation dinner WATCH LIVE


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