A new addition to the Roosevelt Room of the White House: a bust of Eleanor Roosevelt. A modern casting from Alva Museum Reproductions; after a 1963 work by Victor Lamkay. Medium: alvastone with bronze-toned patina.

West Wing Week: 5/30/14 or, “I Love These Kids!”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the President nominated two new Cabinet Secretaries, honored servicemembers for Memorial Day, hosted the fourth-ever Science Fair and the first-ever Concussion Summit, and traveled to West Point, to graduate 1,000 brand-new Army officers. That’s May 23rd to May 29th or, “I Love These Kids!”

President Barack Obama participates in a hurricane preparedness briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C., May 30, 2014. Participants include Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, right.

President Barack Obama participates in a hurricane preparedness briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C., May 30, 2014. Participants include Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, right.

The My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

President Obama is taking action to launch My Brother’s Keeper — a new initiative to help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead. Learn how you can get involved at http://whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper

President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after their lunch together, May 30, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks with Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after their lunch together, May 30, 2014.

President Barack Obama walks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki along the South Driveway of the White House, May 30, 2014. The President accepted Shinseki’s resignation and named Sloan D. Gibson, United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs as Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

President Barack Obama walks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki along the South Driveway of the White House, May 30, 2014. The President accepted Shinseki's resignation and named Sloan D. Gibson, United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs as Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

President Barack Obama meets with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki in the Oval Office, May 30, 2014. The President accepted Shinseki’s resignation and named Sloan D. Gibson, United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs as Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rob Nabors, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, right, attend.

President Barack Obama meets with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki in the Oval Office, May 30, 2014. The President accepted Shinseki's resignation and named Sloan D. Gibson, United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs as Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Rob Nabors, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, right, attend.

5/29/14: White House Press Briefing

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

President Obama Speaks at the Concussion Summit

President Obama delivers remarks at the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit at the White House, May 29, 2014.

Group hug!