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Presidential Memorandum: Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption ….

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

Presidential directive that executive branch agencies identify funds, programs, and regulatory actions that could enhance broadband access to an estimated 50 million Americans who currently lack such access.  From the White House


Executive Order: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Directive from President Obama that sets goals for the next decade of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by federal agencies by 40% and increasing the use of clean energy resources by 25%.  Also calls for cutting energy use in federal buildings, decreasing federal vehicle emissions, and reducing water use in federal buildings. From the White House


Presidential Memorandum—Student Aid Bill of Rights

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Headlines,Presidency

Presidential document that provides support for students with education debt through creation of  state-of-the-art complaint and feedback system, additional protections for student loan borrowers, higher standards for loan servicers, and fairer treatment of struggling borrowers.  From the White House


Fact Sheet: A Student Aid Bill of Rights: Taking Action to Ensure Strong Consumer Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Presidency

Describes the nature of the assistance that will be provided to student borrowers including a state-of-the-art complaint system and new steps to analyze student debt trends and recommend solutions.  From the White House


Keystone XL Pipeline Veto Message

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Presidency

Brief message from President Obama on the occasion of his veto of S.1: The Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.  From the White House


Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast

Categories: Headlines,History,Presidency,Religion/Ethics

Speech by President Obama which became controversial because of his remarks about religion, Jim Crow, and slavery.  From the White House


Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address, January 2015

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

Text of the annual speech delivered by President Obama before the joint session of Congress. From the White House


The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action of November 20, 2014: Overview and Issues

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Describes the variety of executive methods used and the initiatives launched by President Obama for reform of immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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