Here's what's going on at the White House today.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
POTUS, Pizza, and Pool in Denver
President Obama is back on the road again, getting out of the bubble of Washington to talk about the economy and meet with working Americans who've written to tell him about what's going on in their lives.
He's currently in the middle of a three-day trip, visiting folks in Colorado and Texas -- and we'll be keeping you updated on what he's doing.
Follow the President's trip right here.
Julián Castro Confirmed by the Senate as the Next HUD Secretary
This afternoon, the Senate overwhelmingly approved San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to be the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The vote was 71-26.
States Lead on Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?
Congress is back in session this week, and if members have been listening to their constituents, they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.
Here's What You Missed: Fourth of July at the White House
It was a busy Fourth of July at the White House. The President began the day by speaking at a naturalization ceremony for active-duty service members and civilians. Later, he and the First Lady hosted military heroes and their families to the White House for a special Independence Day event, including a USO program featuring Grammy award-winning recording artist Pitbull. And it all culminated with a spectacular fireworks display on the National Mall.
All times are Eastern Time (ET)
12:20 PM: The President delivers remarks
2:00 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at a briefing and discussion on transportation infrastructure hosted by the White House Business Council
2:20 PM: The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DSCC event
3:30 PM: The President departs Denver en route Dallas, Texas
5:15 PM: The President arrives Dallas, Texas
5:55 PM: The President meets with local elected officials and faith leaders
8:00 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the Grand Banquet of the 42nd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
8:15 PM: The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DCCC event
9:40 PM: The President departs Dallas en route Austin, Texas
10:30 PM: The President arrives Austin
11:45 PM: The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DNC event
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