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Weekly Address: Working Together in the New Year to Grow Our Economy and Shrink Our Deficits

In this week’s address, President Obama talks about the bipartisan agreement that Congress reached this week which prevented a middle-class tax hike, congratulates the newly sworn-in members of Congress, and looks forward to working with the new Congress in the new year to continue to grow our economy and shrink our deficits in a balanced way.

West Wing Week: 01/04/13 or “Welcome to 2013: The Annual Resolutions Edition!”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President spent several days in talks with Congressional leaders in an ultimately successful effort to reach a bipartisan compromise around the central promise of the president’s re-election campaign: preventing an income tax increase on middle class families while asking the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans to pay more to help deal with our deficit. Also White House staffers shared some of their New Year’s resolutions.

White House White Board – American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, explains the bi-partisan deal that was recently completed in Washington and outlines what the deal means for the economy and how it met President Obama’s key economic priorities.

The President Delivers a Statement

President Obama delivers a statement on the bipartisan agreement passed today that will protect 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small business owners from a tax hike. January 1, 2013.