Presidential Weekly Address: Continuing Work to Improve Community Policing

Presidential Weekly Address: Continuing Work to Improve Community Policing

Martha’s Vineyard, MA… Hi everybody. It’s now been a year since the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. His death—along with the events in Cleveland, Staten Island, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and other communities—sparked protests and soul searching all across our country. Over the past year, we’ve come to see, more clearly than ever, the […]

US Flag Flies Again In Havana

US Flag Flies Again In Havana

Havana, Cuba…SECRETARY KERRY: Please be seated, everybody. Thank you very, very much. Muchas gracias. Buenos dias. I’m so sorry that we are a little bit late today, but what a beautiful ride in and how wonderful to be here. And I thank you for leaving my future transportation out here in back of me. I […]

LA Mayor Announces Completion of ‘Shade Ball’ Cover Project at Los Angeles Reservoir

LA Mayor Announces Completion of ‘Shade Ball’ Cover Project at Los Angeles Reservoir

Los Angeles, CA…Mayor Eric Garcetti released 20,000 “shade balls” onto the surface of the Los Angeles Reservoir, marking completion of a $34.5 million initiative to protect the city’s water quality. LADWP is the first utility company to use this technology for water quality protection. Today’s deployment marked the final phase of an effort that involves […]

Lowest Initial Jobless Claims Since November, 1973

Lowest Initial Jobless Claims Since November, 1973

Washington, DC…In the week ending July 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 255,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 281,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since November 24, 1973 when it was 233,000. The 4-week moving average was 278,500, a decrease of 4,000 […]

Weekly Address: State of the Union Is This Tuesday

Weekly Address: State of the Union Is This Tuesday

Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. Every day, we get thousands of letters and emails at the White House from Americans across the country – and every night, I read ten of them. They tell me about their hopes and their worries, their hardships and successes. They’re the Americans I’m working for every day – and this year, […]