Tag Archives: White House

White House Loses Manufacturing Czar

White House manufacturing czar Ron Bloom will be stepping down from his position, the administration announced Tuesday. Bloom spent the past two and a half years advising President Barack Obama on manufacturing policy. Recently, Bloom helped broker an agreement between the federal government and leading automakers to raise fuel economy …

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Treasury: It’s Business as Usual

Assuming Congress passes the debt ceiling increase Tuesday, the Treasury announced Monday it plans to borrow $331 billion in the current quarter. Reuters reports the Treasury is proceeding as if the debt ceiling increase will be passed and signed by President Barack Obama. The Treasury has said it would not …

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US, Brazil Team Up for Open Government Initiative

According to the White House blog, the U.S. and Brazil have teamed up to create the Open Government Partnership, a global initiative that supports efforts to promote transparent, effective and accountable institutions. International governments and civil society groups make up the initiative’s committee. OGP was created in an effort to …

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White House Launches Third Annual SAVE Award Competition

  The White House has kicked off its third annual SAVE award competition, which is part of the administrations’ effort to modernize the government. The Savings Americans Value and Efficiency program allows federal workers to submit thousands of cost-cutting ideas to the Office of Management and Budget for review. “We …

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CBO Says White House Plan is Costly

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the White House’s plan to sell off government properties to save money will actually end up costing the government more. A report by the agency found the proposal would increase spending by $60 million in the next decade. The proposal, which is part of …

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New Online Features to Accompany State of the Union Address

White House officials today announced new online features to accompany the live stream of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. The features promise to be interactive, informative and experience-enhancing and hope to answer any questions the viewers may have during the president’s address to Congress. “As President Obama …

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