President Obama's Weekly Address
Weekly Address: We Will Degrade annd Destroy ISIL09/13/14
In this week’s address, President Obama reiterated his comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL.
Weekly Address: Time to Give the Middle Class a Chance
In this week’s address, the Vice President discusses our continued economic recovery, with 10 million private sector jobs created over the past 54 months, and the work to be done to continue to bolster our economy.
Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage
In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong...
Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank
In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made towards rebuilding our economy, including the creation of nearly 10 million new private sector jobs in the past 53 months and the rise in the number of American exports to an all-time...
Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education
In this week’s address, with schools getting ready to open their doors again over the next few weeks, President Obama talked directly to students and parents about the importance of preparing for an education beyond high school.
Weekly Address: American Operations in Iraq
In this week’s address, the President detailed why he authorized two operations in Iraq—targeted military strikes to protect Americans serving in Iraq and humanitarian airdrops of food and water to help Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by...
It’s Time for Congress to Help the Middle Class
In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the new monthly jobs report and the fact that our economy created over 200,000 new jobs in July for the sixth straight month—the longest streak since 1997.
Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes
In this week’s address, the President continued his call for our nation to rally around an economic patriotism that says rather than protecting wasteful tax loopholes for a few at the top, we should be investing in things like education and job...
Expanding Opportunity – It’s Time for Congressional Republicans to Do...
In this week’s address, the President recapped his visits with folks who have written him letters about their own American stories -- their successes and struggles. While Congressional Republicans are blocking meaningful measures that would strengthen...
Celebrating Independence Day
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Independence Day by noting the contributions and sacrifices from individuals throughout the history of this country – from our Founding Fathers, to the men and women in our military serving at home...
Focusing on the Economic Priorities for the Middle Class Nationwide
In this week’s address, the President discussed his recent trip to Minneapolis where he met a working mother named Rebekah, who wrote the President to share the challenges her family and many middle-class Americans are facing where they work hard and...
Bringing Our Workplace Policies into the 21st Century
In this week’s address, the President previewed the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families, where he will bring together business leaders and workers to discuss the challenges that working parents face every day and lift up solutions that...
Weekly Address: The President Wishes America's Dads a Happy Father's Day
In this week’s address, President Obama wished America’s dads a happy Father’s Day and underscored the crucial role fathers play in our society.
Supporting America's Students
In this week's address, President Obama underscored the importance of helping to lift the burden of crushing student loan debt faced by too many Americans and highlighted the efforts he’s taken to ensure we uphold America’s commitment to provide a...
Reducing Carbon Pollution in Our Power Plants
In this week’s address, President Obama discussed new actions by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut dangerous carbon pollution, a plan that builds on the efforts already taken by many states, cities and companies.
Paying Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorates Memorial Day by honoring the brave men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country.
Weekly Address: Working When Congress Won't Act
In this week’s address, the President discusses actions to expand opportunity for more Americans, with or without the help of Republicans in Congress, including his Administration’s efforts to cut red tape for major transportation infrastructure...
Weekly Address: The First Lady Marks Mother’s Day and Speaks Out on the...
In this week’s address, First Lady Michelle Obama honored all mothers on this upcoming Mother’s Day and offered her thoughts, prayers and support in the wake of the unconscionable terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.
Weekly Address: The President’s Year of Action
In this week’s address, the President provides an update on the work his Administration has done to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity for hardworking Americans in this Year of Action.
Weekly Address: Congress Needs to Act on Minimum Wage
In this week’s address, the President highlights small business owners across the country acting to raise wages for their workers, and calls on Congress to give America a raise so more hard-working Americans have the opportunity to get ahead.
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