By Jueseppi B.
White House Schedule – December 5, 2013
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5th, 2013
DAILY GUIDANCE AND FOR
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 2013
In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and meet with senior advisors. These meetings in the Oval Office are closed press.
Thursday, December 5 2013 All Times ET
9:45 AM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
10:30 AM: THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors, Oval Office.
2:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT tapes an appearance on “Hardball with Chris Matthews”, Greenberg Theater, American University.
4:10 PM: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Hanukkah Reception; the FIRST LADY attends, Grand Foyer.
8:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Hanukkah Reception; the FIRST LADY attends, Grand Foyer.
Speeches and Remarks December 05, 2013
Remarks by the Vice President at a Breakfast with the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and the U.S.-China Business Council
Speeches and Remarks December 04, 2013
Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice: “Human Rights: Advancing American Interests and Values”
ObamaCare: It’s All Over For The GOP But The LYING & ‘Baby-Slanders!’
President Obama Speaks at the White House Youth Summit
December 04, 2013 | 12:07 |Public Domain
President Obama delivers remarks at the White House Youth Summit on the Affordable Care Act. The summit brought together over 160 national and local young leaders who have broad reach in their communities and can help get the word out to young Americans about enrolling in health coverage.
First Lady Michelle Obama Previews the 2013 White House Holiday Decorations
December 04, 2013 | 11:14 |Public Domain
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes military families to the White House for the first viewing of the 2013 holiday decorations and asks every American to remember what our military families and servicemembers often experience during this time of year, and the sacrifices they make to proudly serve all of us.
President Obama Speaks on Economic Mobility
December 04, 2013 | 48:15 |Public Domain
President Obama discusses the twin challenges of growing income inequality and shrinking economic mobility and how they pose a fundamental threat to the American Dream.
Previewing the Vice President’s Trip to Asia
December 03, 2013 | 4:50
Jake Sullivan, the Vice President’s National Security Advisor, previews the upcoming trip to Asia.
December 04, 2013
10:40 PM EST
“You have stage IV cancer”.
“Well, how many stages are there? Five, Six, Ten?”
“There’s only four”.
Two months after proposing to my wife and just three months before my 36th birthday, those were the first words spoken to me by my oncologist.
A check-up with my family doctor only days before spawned a whirlwind of appointments, scans, and tests. I sat, listening in awe, trying to wrap my head around the reality of balancing fear and uncertainty with wanting to fight, but not really knowing how. I learned that I was now a stage IV, metastatic colorectal cancer patient. A cancer that usually afflicts those 65 and older wasn’t just inside my body, it was growing and making its way through my body, spreading from my colon to a tumor in my liver and possibly a lesion on my lungs.
I was otherwise healthy my whole life – 35 years old, an athlete into college, professionally doing important work I’d only dreamed of, and finally about to be married and start my own family. Fighting to survive a catastrophic disease was NOT part my plans.
Thankfully, I was fortunate enough to have insurance through my employer and my cancer was treatable and curable they said. Thankfully, because I had insurance, they said, if I gave them the next year for treatment, they’d give me back the rest of my life.
But imagine if I didn’t have access to health insurance through my job. Until that week, just 16 months ago, I could have made the case that I almost didn’t “need” to spend money on health insurance. Technically, with only yearly check-ups and mostly needing only over-the-counter medicines, I could have afforded to pay for my healthcare needs myself.
December 05, 2013
09:00 AM EST
The United States economy continues to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and while substantial progress has been made, more work remains to boost economic growth and speed job creation. Despite ten consecutive quarters of GDP growth and 7.8 million private sector jobs added since early 2010, the unemployment rate is unacceptably high at 7.3 percent, and far too many families are still struggling to regain the foothold they had prior to the crisis.
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program authorized by Congress in 2008 has provided crucial support to the economy and to millions of Americans who lost jobs through no fault of their own. Under current law, EUC will end on December 28, 2013
This report argues that allowing EUC to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Since their inception in 2008, extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits have provided critical support to millions of workers and their families:
- Nearly 24 million workers have received extended UI benefits
- Recipients are a diverse group: roughly half have completed at least some college, including 4.8 million with bachelor’s degrees or higher
- Including workers’ families, nearly 69 million people have been supported by extended UI benefits, including almost 17 million children
- In 2012 alone, UI benefits lifted an estimated 2.5 million people out of poverty
07:50 PM EST
This afternoon, youth leaders from across the country gathered here for our White House Youth Summit. The Summit was made of up 160 of this country’s finest national and local leaders aged 18-35. Joined by White House and Administration staff, these millennial participants discussed issues important to their generation — especially spreading the word about the Affordable Care Act and organizing to get people enrolled in their respective communities. They also participated in a series of panels and breakout workshops with administration officials, stakeholder groups, and advocates.
To kick off the event, a very special guest dropped by to speak to the Youth Summit: President Obama — who let young Americans know he needed their help.
So I’m going to need you all to spread the word about how the Affordable Care Act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. I know people call this law Obamacare. And that’s okay — because I do care. I care about you. I care about families. I care about Americans.
But no matter how much I care, the truth is, is that for your friends and your family, the most important source of information is not going to be me, it’s going to be you. They are going to trust you. If you’re taking them on a website, walking them through it saying, look at the price you’re able to get, look at the benefits you’re able to get. That’s what’s going to be making a difference.
03:46 PM EST
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