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USA: Goals for Veterans

Posted by African Press International on May 3, 2013

Thinking of the Veteran’s welfare

This Tuesday, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden all participated in a Joining Forces Employment event at the White House. The First Lady announced that America’s businesses nearly tripled the goal set by President Obama and have hired or trained 290,000 veterans and military spouses.

The President announced several new nominations. The President chose Penny Pritzker as the nominee for Secretary of Commerce and Mike Froman for U.S. Trade Representative. For director of the Federal Housing Finance Authority, Rep. Melvin Watt is the nominee, and for new Federal Communications Chair, Tom Wheeler. Learn more about the President’s nominees for FCC Chair and FHFA Director and for Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative.

Also on Tuesday, President Obama answered questions from reporters in the briefing room at the White House. He was asked about about Syria, the sequester, implementation of the Affordable Care Act .

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