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Items filtered by date: September 2016


This week, President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Laos. During his visit toWat Xieng Thong, a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, President Obama reflected on the historic nature of this trip, his approach to countries that have historically been adversarial with the U.S., and what his visit means for the future of our two countries.



There are nearly half a million open tech jobs in the United States today, and that number is projected to more than double within the next four years. These jobs pay 50 percent more than the average private sector job.

That's why President Obama and Vice President Biden launched the TechHire initiative in 2015 to give more Americans access to accelerated tech training that leads to a well-paying tech job -- no matter what their zip code.



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After seven weeks of vacation -- certainly one of the longest in modern history -- Congress is finally back in session this week. And there's a long to-do list waiting for them: 

Congressional to-do list

Today, Vice President Joe Biden is headed to the Hill to join Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Congressional Democrats in urging Republicans in Congress to take action on the critical issues facing the American people.



On this Labor Day weekend, President Obama penned a letter to America's hardworking men and women on how raising your voice can help ensure that middle-class Americans are sharing in the benefits of the broad-based economic growth that they are helping to create. History has shown that working families can get a fair shot in this country – but only if we are willing to organize and fight for it.