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White House Schedule – February 7th, 2014
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7th, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY , FEBRUARY 7th, 2014
In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
Later in the morning, the President will travel to Lansing, Michigan. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Capital Region International Airport are open press.
In the afternoon, the President will tour the Michigan Biotechnology Institute where the President will see firsthand what institutions are doing to create jobs and drive innovation that benefits farmers, ranchers, our rural communities, and our nation as a whole. There will be out-of-town travel pool coverage of the President’s tour. Following the tour, the President will deliver remarks at Michigan State University on the importance of the Farm Bill to America’s economy. Following his remarks, the President will sign the bipartisan Agriculture Act of 2014 into law. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
In the afternoon, the President will depart Lansing, Michigan en route Washington, DC. The departure from Capital Region International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.
Friday, February 7 2014 All Times ET
9:45 AM: THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
10:30 AM: THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews, South Lawn.
10:45 AM: THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews.
12:15 PM: THE PRESIDENT arrives Michigan, Capital Region International Airport.
12:45 PM: THE PRESIDENT tours Michigan Biotechnology Institute,Lansing, Michigan.
2:10 PM: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and signs the bipartisan Agriculture Act of 2014, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
3:15 PM: THE PRESIDENT departs Michigan, Capital Region International Airport.
4:35 PM: THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews
4:50 PM: THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House, South Lawn.
Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One
White House LIVE!! Streaming.
February 07, 2014 2:10 PM EST
President Obama Speaks and Signs the Bipartisan Agriculture Act of 2014
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. White House Streaming LIVE!!!
President Obama’s Message to Team USA
Published on Feb 7, 2014
President Obamas says congratulations and good luck to everyone representing the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Published on Feb 7, 2014
Vice President Biden delivers remarks at an event highlighting the need for infrastructure investment and unveiling Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx also attended and spoke. This event was held at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, PA.
President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with President Martelly of Haiti
Published on Feb 6, 2014
President Obama and President Martelly of Haiti speak to the press before a bilateral meeting to discuss the way forward in Haiti, and how the United States can continue to support the Haitian government’s efforts to promote economic growth and strengthen Haiti’s democracy. February 6, 2014.
President Obama Speaks at the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast
February 06, 2014 | 20:04 |Public Domain
President Obama delivers remarks to legislators, officials, and clergy from all faiths and political ideologies at the annual National Prayer Breakfast.
Labor Department Numbers Are Out:
Unemployment falls to 6.6 percent, 113,000 jobs added in January. The Labor Department says employers added 113,000 jobs in January.
Still, more people began looking for work in January, and some of the jobless were hired, reducing the unemployment rate to 6.6 percent. That’s the lowest since October 2008.
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Today’s report is another reminder of both the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain. Businesses have now added 8.5 million jobs over the last 47 months and the unemployment rate ticked down to its lowest level in more than five years. But the economy is still healing from the Great Recession and steps are still needed to expand economic opportunity. Given the elevated long-term unemployment rate, extending emergency unemployment benefits for the 1.7 million workers who lost them is critical. At the same time, the President will continue to focus on action, both pushing forward on priorities with Congress and using his pen and his phone to expand opportunity and growth.
FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
1. The private sector has added 8.5 million jobs in 47 consecutive months of job growth. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 113,000 in January, due to a 142,000 increase in private employment together with a 29,000 decline in government jobs. Private sector job growth was revised up for November (to 272,000) and December (to 89,000) so that over the past twelve months, private employment has risen by 2.3 million, or an average of 191,000 per month. These figures account for several data revisions released today, including benchmarking the survey-based data to more comprehensive tax records, updating the seasonal adjustment factors, and reclassifying a handful of industries.
2. While the overall unemployment rate continues to fall, it still remains unacceptably high, reflecting more than 3.6 million long-term unemployed. The unemployment rate has fallen 1.3 percentage point in the last 12 months, and fell in January 0.1 percentage point, even as the labor force participation rate rose 0.2 percentage point. But as of January 2013, persons unemployed 27 weeks or more represent 2.3 percent of the labor force, more than double its average prior to the recession. These figures provide a stark reminder that despite the progress that has been made, the after-effects of the recession still linger and are creating hardship for many families. For this reason, the President has called on Congress to reinstate the extended unemployment insurance benefits that expired at the end of 2013, and in the absence of congressional action, the President will use his own authority to forge ahead with efforts to help connect the long-term unemployed with new jobs. Last week, the President announced commitments from over 300 companies – including 80 of the nation’s largest businesses – to adhere to a new set of best practices that will ensure recruiting processes do not disadvantage people who have been out of work, along with new funding for partnerships that connect the long-term unemployed to jobs.
3. Unemployment rates continue to vary widely by educational attainment, from just 3.2 percent for workers (age 25+) who completed college to 9.6 percent for workers without a high school diploma. The economic benefits of going to college are substantial: in January 2014, the unemployment rate for workers who completed college was less than half the unemployment rate for workers with only a high school diploma. Moreover, increased education leads to higher wages and is associated with substantially greater upward mobility. The President continues to press ahead with steps to make college more accessible and affordable, and last month announced commitments from more than 150 universities, businesses, and nonprofits to help more low-income students access and succeed in college.
4. In January, the economy typically experiences the sharpest seasonal swing in employment, partly reflecting the unwinding of temporary holiday season retail hiring.During successive Januarys from 2000 to 2013, unadjusted employment fell by an average of 2.8 million, and January 2014 was in line with this pattern, as unadjusted employment again fell by 2.9 million. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses statistical techniques to adjust the industry-level data for predictable seasonal swings, and reported a seasonally-adjusted increase of 113,000 in total nonfarm payroll employment for January. While seasonal adjustment allows monthly jobs reports to be more easily compared and interpreted, the fact that seasonality varies over time adds an additional margin of error to monthly estimates from the payroll survey.
5. Looking over the last 47 consecutive months of private sector job growth, the construction sector had its strongest single month of job growth in January 2014, adding 48,000 jobs. Part of this strength may reflect a bounce-back from weaker job growth in December, when construction shed 22,000 jobs. In contrast, education and health services saw its weakest month of job growth over the past 47 months, with employment in this sector falling by 6,000 in January. Education and health services employment has risen by an average of 31,000 per month over the last 47 months, but has declined in each of the last two months. Across other sectors, manufacturing had an above-average month, adding 21,000 jobs in January, while the Federal government shed 12,000 jobs, near the lower end of its recent range.
As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.
Organizing for Action features Chicago area couple in making the case for Obamacare
WASHINGTON—The Chicago-based Organizing for Action—the group spawned out of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign—is continuing to backstop the White House on making the case for Obamacare, the latest a web video featuring a couple from suburban Hillside.
The video features a couple, Amanda and Solomon who married in January, 2013.
They do not have full-time jobs. Amanda, 29, is an adjunct writing instructor at a university in Chicago and cannot get health insurance through her employer. She stayed on her parents policy until she was 24. She is too old to have benefited from the Affordable Care Act feature of mandating policies to keep kids on a parents plan until the age of 26.
Amanda could not find a plan she could afford, so she went without insurance.
Solomon, 31, was a medical school student until he graduated last year and is applying for medical residencies. His medical school offered an insurance plan, but he did not purchase it because of the price.
After they married, they found coverage—for about $1,500 a month for each of them. They could not afford $3,000 monthly.
BOTTOM LINE: Under Obamacare, they are now enrolled in a Gold Plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield that costs about $490 a month for the both of them, with an additional dental plan that costs about $100 monthly. They do not get a subsidy.
This is why health care reform matters: Amanda and Solomon’s story
Published on Feb 5, 2014
Amanda and Solomon went without health insurance for years because coverage would have cost them more than $3,000 a month. Now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, they’re covered. Watch their story and tell yours:http://www.barackobama.com/health-car…
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