Unless Congress takes action soon, our economy will be hit with harmful automatic cuts (known as the sequester) over the next few weeks that threaten hundreds of thousands of middle-class jobs. These cuts have already forced the Navy to cancel deployment and delay repair of certain aircraft carriers, and postpone building on additional vessels.
Speaking at Newport News Shipbuilding in Viginia yesterday, President Obama called on Congress to prevent these arbitrary cuts with balanced deficit reduction.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks to highlight the devastating impact the sequester will have on jobs and middle class families, at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., Feb. 26, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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President Obama: I Look Forward to Working with Governors to Reignite America’s Economic Engine In meetings with the National Governors Association, the President and Vice President stressed the need for all elected officials to work together to solve our nation’s biggest problems.
Let’s Move Anniversary News: Recipe Partnership Makes It Easy for Families to Eat Healthier at Home Five of America’s largest media companies have identified thousands of recipes that meet USDA’s MyPlate guidance, making it easier for home cooks to prepare healthy, delicious meals for their families.
Policy Statement for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices Announced With yesterday’s publication of the policy statement on Countering Improvised Explosive Devices, the Obama Administration both recognizes the progress we have made, and rededicates ourselves to the next phase in our efforts to implement measures to discover, prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate IED attacks and their consequences.