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Items filtered by date: July 2016

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In this week's address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Vice President talked about his experience as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which every nominee got a hearing and an up or down vote on the Senate floor.

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This week, we celebrated the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The President welcomed another President - from Mexico, sat down for some candid interviews, and inspired our current class of interns. That's July 22nd to July 28th or, "You Think I'm Spry Now."

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“We have to change the culture – a culture that condones, [and] too often promotes, violence against women."

- Vice President Joe Biden

The crowd of over 5,000 men and women sat quietly, eagerly – attentively listening as Vice President Joe Biden whispered into the microphone: “Over the years, I’ve heard hundreds and hundreds of testimonials from survivors – each different and specific, but all so painful in their similarity.

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An interpreter signs in the foreground while President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks during a reception for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the East Room of the White House, July 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
An interpreter signs in the foreground while President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks during a reception for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the East Room of the White House, July 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation signed by President George H.W.

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Ed. note: This blog post was originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor blog.


Sunday, July 24, marks seven years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. Here are seven things you might not know about it:

1. It doesn’t go nearly as far today.

Since the last time it was raised – to $7.25 in 2009 − the cost of living has increased by nearly 12 percent.

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In this week's address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we've come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, homes, and savings. Senator Warren underscored the importance of the Wall Street reforms the President signed into law, which included the strongest consumer protections in generations.

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Following their groundbreaking win at the World Series last year, the Kansas City Royals celebrated their victory at the White House today.



As the entire White House can attest to, the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, was thrilled to be gearing up for their arrival: 

This visit does not come as a surprise to most, as it will be maintaining the beloved tradition of championship athletes getting the chance to meet the President and celebrate their athletic accomplishments.

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