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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Open Government Partnership: Third Open Government National Action Plan for the United States of America

Categories: Govt Information,Presidency

Announces more than 40 new or expanded initiatives to make the federal government more open and transparent to its citizens. Featured changes include unlocking workforce data,expanding available federal services to the Open311 platform, and expanding access to justice via the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable. From the White House


Remarks by President Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Presidency,United Nations

Speech delivered during the UN General Debate at the beginning of the 70th UN session, September 2015. From the White House


The Collection of Presidential Briefing Products from 1961 to 1969

Categories: Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 2,500 declassified President’s Daily Briefs from the Kennedy and Johnson administations. The PDBs were highly confidential documents, summarizing daily intelligence and analysis on national security issues usually for the President, Vice-President, Secretaries of Defense and State, and National Security Adviser. From the Central Intelligence Agency FOIA Electronic Reading Room


Executive Order: Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Presidency

Text of the presidential executive order that ensures that employees of federal contractors can accumulate up to 7 days of paid sick leave annually including paid leave that allows for family care. From the White House


Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

Extends Fast Track Authority to the president through 2018 for reaching trade agreements.  Constitutes Title 1 of legislation that extends exemptions from tax penalties for early withdrawals from retirement accounts to certain federal workers who have reached age 50.  From


Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Categories: Crime/Justice,Presidency,Science/Technology

The recommendations are organized around 6 topic areas: building trust, policy and oversight, technology and social media, community policing and crime reduction, officer training, and officer safety.  From the Community Oriented Policing Services of the Department of Justice


Remarks by the President at the Catholic Health Association Conference

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Presidency

Speech widely covered by the press where President Obama presents a passionate defense of  the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.  From the White House


Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Integration

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Language,Presidency

Report of a presidential task force on a federal plan to improve existing pathways to naturalization, protect new American workers, expand opportunities for linguistic education, and generally strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.  From the White House Task Force on New Americans


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