By Jueseppi B.
President Barack Obama pets Bo, the Obama family dog, in the Oval Office, June 21, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Your Daily Snapshot for
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Weekly Address: Congress Must Act on Transportation Bill and Student Loans
President Obama discusses the urgent need for Congress to act now on two common sense measures to help middle class families: preventing interest rates on federal student loans from going up and putting hundreds of thousands of construction workers back on the job.
Weekly Wrap Up
Your quick look at this week on Whitehouse.gov:
G-20 Summit: Earlier this week, the President attended the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. There, he and other world leaders met to discuss the world’s economy and how best to promote growth, and a large focus of the conference was spent on the Euro Zone economic crisis. Outside the official sessions of the Summit, the President also met in bilateral meetings with world meetings, including President Putin of Russia.
Down to the Wire: Unless Congress takes action before July 1, interest rates on federal student loans are set to double. This will mean an additional $1,000 of student loan debt for more than 7 million students, which is why the President has called on Congress once again to step up in favor of America’s young people and the economy overall. The President also asked Americans to help urge Congress to act, asking people to use the hashtag #DontDoubleMyRate to show their support.
40 Years of Fairness: On Wednesday, the White House Council on Women and Girls hosted an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Title IX bans sexual discrimination in all sports programs at schools around the country. The Obama administration is a firm believer in equality and that’s why a new set of policies has been announced to increase the enforcement of full gender equity under Title IX.
1 Is 2 Many: This week the White House teamed up with professional athletes and other male role models to deliver the message that dating violence is unacceptable. Take a look at the video that features David Beckham, Jeremy Lin, Eli Manning, Evan Longoria and Jimmy Rollins (among others) alongside President Obama and Vice President Biden
This week we are proud to present the first West Wing Week video produced in Spanish, available here.
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