By Jueseppi B.
White House Tweets – October 17, 2013
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Statements and Releases
President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Letta of Italy
October 17, 2013 | 11:45 |Public Domain
In a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, President Obama and Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy highlight the strength of the U.S.-Italy relationship and discuss promoting economic growth and new jobs, their support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, cooperation within NATO, shared challenges in North Africa and the Middle East and other issues.
04:37 PM EDT
With government back open for business this morning, Vice President Biden stopped by the Environmental Protection Agency to greet employees as they returned to work.
October 17, 2013 | 1:00:51 |Public Domain
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Six of One – Obamacare vs. The Affordable Care Act
Published on Oct 1, 2013
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Statements and Releases
Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Regarding the Debt Limit
Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2775
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the President signed into law:
H.R. 2775, the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014,” which provides fiscal year 2014 appropriations for projects and activities of the Federal Government through Wednesday, January 15, 2014. The effective time for the continuing resolution begins on October 1, 2013. H.R. 2775 also extends the Nation’s debt limit through February 7, 2014.
06:41 PM EDT
Today, President Obama sent a letter to Federal employees welcoming them back to work following the government shutdown and thanking them all for their service. Read the full letter here, or below.
04:20 PM EDT
On September 30, the President issued a proclamation designating October as “National Cyber Security Awareness Month.” As I tell everyone I meet, this shouldn’t matter just to geeks like me, the President’s Cyber Coordinator. With our world ever more connected to the Internet – our phones, our tablets, even our cars – cybersecurity matters to everyone.
This October marks the 10th anniversary of our efforts to raise awareness, and we’ve come a long way in the past decade. Yet despite the fact that more people than ever before are aware of cyber threats – such as to personal email accounts, banks, and critical infrastructure – and are working to counter them – through secure passwords and good online awareness – we still have a lot to do. Cyber is one of those challenging areas in which there really is no “done.” Even though the internet feels like it’s been around for a long time, we are still learning as a society about how to operate safely and securely online.
As we think about how to best to do that, one factor about the nature of cyberspace becomes particularly relevant – its borders. Traditionally, many have argued that cyberspace has no borders and that that fact is both a strength – in terms of a free flow of information that drives the economy and supports free speech – and a weakness – in that it also allows malicious actors great freedom of movement.
But I would argue that such an emphasis on borders is misplaced. There are borders and boundaries everywhere in cyberspace; everywhere that networks, routers, servers, devices, and people touch the internet there are borders. Instead, what cyberspace lacks is an interior – there is really no “protected inside” to a network, a space that is far away and insulated from what happens at the edge.
11:33 AM EDT
Last night, President Obama signed legislation to reopen our government and pay our bills.
“Because Democrats and responsible Republicans came together, the first government shutdown in 17 years is now over,”he said today in the State Dining Room. “The first default in more than 200 years will not happen. These twin threats to our economy have been lifted.”
There was no economic rationale for all this, President Obama said.
“Over the past four years, our economy has been growing, our businesses have been creating jobs, and our deficits have been cut in half,” he said, “but nothing has done more to undermine our economy these past three years than the kind of tactics that create these manufactured crises.”
The way business is done in Washington has to change, President Obama said.
Because we’ve all got a lot of work to do on behalf of the American people – and that includes the hard work of regaining their trust. Our system of self-government doesn’t function without it. And now that the government is reopened, and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists, and the bloggers, and the talking heads on radio, and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do – and that’s grow this economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle class, lay the foundation for broad-based prosperity, and get our fiscal house in order for the long haul.
President Obama also delivered a statement last night about ending the shutdown. Read his remarks here or watch the statement below.
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