White House Transportation Innovators Champions of Change

On July 31, the White House, along with the U.S. Department of Transportation, hosted the Transportation Innovators Champions of Change event. Transportation Innovators are individuals or organizations who have provided exemplary leadership in the growth and expansion of the transportation industry at the local, state or regional level.

7/31/12: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

A Conversation on Obama Administration sub-Saharan Africa Policy

The White House Office of Public Engagement hosts an event to discuss President Obama’s policy directive towards sub-Saharan Africa. The event includes a panel with Administration officials and a question-and-answer session with the audience. July 30, 2012.

Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, N.Y., July 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, N.Y., July 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 205, the HEARTH Act of 2012, in the Oval Office, July 30, 2012. Standing behind the President, from left, are: Bryan Newland, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of the Interior; Governor Randall Vicente, Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico; David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior; Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians; Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.; Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii; interior Secretary Ken Salazar; Cheryl Causley, Chairperson of the National American Indian Housing Council; Governor Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Indian Community of Arizona; and Del Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior.

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 205, the HEARTH Act of 2012, in the Oval Office, July 30, 2012. Standing behind the President, from left, are: Bryan Newland, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of the Interior; Governor Randall Vicente, Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico; David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior; Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians; Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.;  Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii; interior Secretary Ken Salazar; Cheryl Causley, Chairperson of the National American Indian Housing Council; Governor Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Indian Community of Arizona; and Del Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary  of the Department of the Interior.

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs LeBron James following the USA vs. France men’s basketball game at Olympic Park during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, July 29, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs LeBron James following the USA vs. France men's basketball game at Olympic Park during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, July 29, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama watches the swimming finals and medal ceremonies at the Olympic Park Aquatics Center during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England, July 28, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama watches the swimming finals and medal ceremonies at the Olympic Park Aquatics Center during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England, July 28, 2012.

Weekly Address: The House of Representatives Must Act on Middle Class Tax Cut Extension

President Obama urges Republicans in the House of Representatives to act on his proposal to protect middle class families and small businesses from being hit with a big tax hike next year.

Champions of Change: Connecting the Americas

The White House, the U.S. State Department, and U.S. AID honor leaders who have exemplified extraordinary successes and efforts toward the development of — and diplomacy with — their countries or communities of origin. July 27, 2012.