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Remarks by the President at Milwaukee Laborfest
Henry Maier Festival Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1:49 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Milwaukee!  (Applause.)  Thank you!  Oh, it’s good to be back in Milwaukee.  Give Chris a big round of applause for that great introduction.  (Applause.)  Happy Labor Day, everybody.  Happy Labor Day.  (Applause.)  Today is a day that belongs to you –- the working men and women who make America the greatest country on Earth.  So thank you to the ...

Readout of the Vice President's Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani
This morning, Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani.  The Vice President and President Barzani discussed the humanitarian assistance and military strikes that the U.S. has provided to support the Iraqi people trapped in the town of Amirli.  Both leaders expressed their support for the ongoing efforts by Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga, with U.S. and international support, to break the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's ...

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on European Council Meeting
  We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and to prepare further sanctions for consideration in coming days. We are working closely with the EU and other partners to hold Russia accountable for its illegal actions in Ukraine, including through additional economic sanctions.  We remain committed to supporting Ukraine as it seeks a diplomatic resolution to the crisis and call on Russia to ...

Readout of the President's Phone Call with Prime Minister Harper of Canada
  The President spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Harper today to discuss the upcoming NATO Summit and the situation in Iraq. Both leaders agreed on the importance of ensuring Alliance unity on measures to strengthen NATO's readiness and responsiveness to the full range of current and future threats.  The President stressed that agreement on increased defense investment in all areas is a top priority at the NATO Summit.    ###

Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let?s Talk About the Minimum Wage
WASHINGTON, DC —In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middleclass. To do this, the President reiterated that Congress should do right by hardworking Americans across the country and raise the minimum wage and he praised the 13 states and Washington, DC as well as employers ...

WHITE HOUSE VIDEO MESSAGE: Celebrating our workers on Labor Day
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 AM ET, SATURDAY, August 30, 2014 WHITE HOUSE VIDEO MESSAGE: Celebrating our workers on Labor Day WASHINGTON, DC – In this week’s address, in celebration of Labor Day, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Pérez honored hardworking Americans who have helped the economy grow and contributed to our booming energy, technology, manufacturing and auto industries.  That progress can be advanced by raising the minimum ...

Presidential Proclamation - Labor Day, 2014
  LABOR DAY, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On Labor Day, we honor the legacy of our working women and men who have played a defining role in the American story and all those who carry forward our Nation's proud tradition of hard work, responsibility, and sacrifice. From assembly lines to classrooms, across highways and steel mills, American workers strengthen the foundation of our country and demonstrate that our economy grows ...

Presidential Proclamation - National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2014
NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Each year, pediatric cancer interrupts the childhood and limits the potential of thousands of young Americans. It is estimated that almost 16,000 of our daughters and sons under the age of 20 will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and it remains the leading cause of disease-related death for children. This month -- in honor of these young patients, their loved ...

Presidential Proclamation - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2014
NATIONAL CHILDHOOD OBESITY AWARENESS MONTH, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Childhood obesity is one of the most urgent health issues we face in the United States. Nearly one in three American children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for many immediate and long-term health problems -- including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. As a Nation, we have a responsibility to ensure our ...

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 8/29/2014
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room   11:52 A.M. EDT MR. EARNEST:  Before we get started, and just for the sake of efficiency, I know that there is at least one aspect of the President’s news conference yesterday that attracted some attention.  So I thought I might just sort of go over at least one aspect of that argument.  And it’s specifically this:  The President stands squarely behind the decision that he made yesterday to wear his summer suit at ...

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