Whats Going On At Barack’s House On State Of The Union Day

By Jueseppi B.






Be a Part of the State of the Union


President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to the nation tonight. What’s he going to say? You’ll have to tune in to WhiteHouse.gov to watch the enhanced livestream at 9 p.m. EST and find out.


We sat down with the White House Director of Communications, Jennifer Palmieri, to discuss all the ways the American people can engage with the White House around the President’s address. We hope you’ll check it out:



Jennifer Palmieri on the State of the Union


Published on Feb 11, 2013

The White House Director of Communications, Jennifer Palmieri, discusses the ways the American people can engage with the White House the night of the 2013 State of the Union address. Learn everything athttp://whitehouse.gov/sotu





In Case You Missed It


Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog:


An American Hero Receives the Medal of Honor
Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Kamdesh in 2009 during the war in Afghanistan.



State of the Union 2013: White House “Open for Questions” Marathon
In the days following the State of the Union Address, Administration officials will take questions on key issue areas addressed in the President’s speech submitted by the public on social media during an “Open for Questions” marathon.



Vice President Biden Meets with Law Enforcement Officials in Philadelphia
Vice President Biden travels to Philadelphia to meet with law enforcement officials and hold a roundtable discussion to talk about the Administration’s plan to reduce gun violence.




Today’s Schedule


All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).


10:15 AM: The President and The Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing



6:00 PM: State of the Union Countdown



9:00 PM: The President delivers the State of the Union Address



10:00 PM: Open for Questions: State of the Union 2013











Watch LIVE


February 12, 2013 9:00 PM EST

President Obama Delivers the State of the Union Address

United States Capitol, Washington, DC





February 12, 2013 10:00 PM EST

Open for Questions: State of the Union 2013

The White House





Statements and Releases


February 12, 2013

Readout of the President’s Call with Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak



February 12, 2013

Statement by the President on North Korean announcement of nuclear test














The Daily Word From Barack’s House

By Jueseppi B.








Get the Facts about House Republicans‘ ‘Plan B


With tax cuts for middle-class families set to expire soon, Republicans in Congress have proposed legislation known as “Plan B” that not only raises taxes on 25 million middle-class families, but cuts taxes for households making more than $1 million each year.


We’ve put together a graphic to help explain the proposed legislation. Check it out:







In Case You Missed It


Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog:


President Obama: “Words Need to Lead to Action” on Gun Violence
Five days after the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama said that he is committed to reducing the epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country every single day.



Congressional Republicans “Plan B” Legislation: Cuts Taxes for Millionaires, Fails To Meet The Test Of Balance
Yesterday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer released a statement on the Congressional Republican “Plan B” legislation. In addition, the White House released a fact sheet detailing the harmful impacts of the Congressional Republican “Plan B” legislation.



Resources for Parents and Schools After Connecticut Tragedy
Following Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, the Department of Education has provided a number of resources to help parents in the wake of traumatic events, as well as a host of resources to help schools prepare for and recover from crisis.



Today’s Schedule


All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)


10:00 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the Arrival Ceremony for Senator Daniel Inouye.



12:30 PM: Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney.



1:00 PM: The Vice President meets with law enforcement leaders as part of the Administration’s response to Newtown and other tragedies.



1:45 PM: The President departs the White House en route Bethesda, Maryland.



1:55 PM: The President arrives Bethesda, Maryland.



2:15 PM: The President visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.



3:45 PM: The President departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White House.



3:55 PM: The President arrives at the White House.




The House Republicans’ Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Will Hurt Middle Class Families


By Amy Brundage  December 20, 2012 The White House Blog


he House Republicans introduced a bill last night, The Spending Reduction Act of 2012, that would negatively impact the American people in several ways. Let’s take a quick look:


  • It entirely eliminates federal funding for services like Meals on Wheels – which serves 1.7 million seniors – by getting rid of the Social Services Block Grant. This would also eliminate federal funds for child care and related assistance for 4.4 million children; services for nearly 1 million disabled individual; and child protective services which serve 1.8 million at-risk children


  • They also dismantle programs that help homeowners and prevents foreclosures, one of the most critical sources of federal assistance for homeowners who are struggling with foreclosure and need loan modifications. Not only would this limit the home preservation options available to struggling homeowners but would also undermine efforts to support the housing market’s fragile recovery.


  • And they eliminate guaranteed funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, significantly weakening its ability to make sure that the financial products and services that Americans depend on every day —including credit cards, mortgages, and loans—work better for the people who use them.



The bill also advances Rep. Paul Ryan’s approach to domestic discretionary spending, cutting the discretionary cap level far below the bipartisan Budget Control Act total for 2013. The Ryan Budget approach would ultimately impose deep cuts on federal support for education, scientific and medical research, clean energy programs, key infrastructure investments, public safety protections, women’s and public health programs, and critical services for families in need.


This bill is a step backwards and it’s nothing more than a dangerous diversion.


There’s a big, balanced deal on the table that the Speaker should take. It’s reasonable, and it meets them more them halfway. This bipartisan deal reduces the deficit in a balanced way that is consistent with our values and lays the foundation for middle class job growth. That means certainty for businesses so they can plan around their strategic growth objectives. That means that everyone, including millionaires and billionaires, does their fair share. That means security for middle class families. And that means our government lives within its means and doesn’t mortgage our children’s future. It’s time for Speaker Boehner to come to the table and take action that’ll benefit the American people.



Speeches and Remarks


December 20, 2012

Remarks by the Vice President at a Meeting With Law Enforcement Leaders



December 19, 2012

Remarks by the President at the Diplomatic Corps Reception



December 19, 2012

Remarks by the President in a Press Conference




Statements and Releases


December 20, 2012

Presidential Message — African Growth and Opportunity Act



December 20, 2012

Readout of Assistant to the President John Brennan’s Call with President Hadi of Yemen



December 19, 2012

National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding



December 19, 2012

President Obama Signs Massachusetts Disaster Declaration



December 19, 2012

Statement by President on the Presidential Election in the Republic of Korea



December 19, 2012

Statement by White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer on Congressional Republican “Plan B” Legislation













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