6/30/14: White House Press Briefing

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

Double tap if you agree: Women—not their bosses—should be able to make their own health care decisions. #HobbyLobby #NotMyBossesBusiness

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on the Hobby Lobby Decision

Press Secretary Josh Earnest gives a statement at the top of
Monday’s press briefing, addressing the Supreme Court’s decision on
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. June 30, 2014.

President Obama Meets with President Bachelet of Chile

President Obama and President Michelle Bachelet of Chile deliver remarks before their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, June 30, 2014.

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Robert A. "Bob" McDonald walk through Lafayette Square to the White House after McDonald was announced as the nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2014.

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Robert A. "Bob" McDonald walk through Lafayette Square to the White House after McDonald was announced as the nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2014.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are reflected in the mirror as they talk in the Outer Oval Office, June 30, 2014.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are reflected in the mirror as they talk in the Outer Oval Office, June 30, 2014.

June 29, 2014 "The President shares a quiet moment with his daughter Sasha during a father and daughter hike at Great Falls, Virginia." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

June 29, 2014
"The President shares a quiet moment with his daughter Sasha during a father and daughter hike at Great Falls, Virginia." 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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 sacrifice yet still can’t seem to get ahead.

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

En el mensaje de esta semana, Cecilia Muñoz, la Directora de la Casa Blanca del Consejo de Política Nacional analizó el viaje del Presidente Obama a Minnesota, donde pasó tiempo con personas que compartieron sus inquietudes, logros y esperanzas. El Presidente seguirá luchando por las prioridades económicas en las próximas semanas y meses, porque el sabe que la mejor de ampliar la oportunidad para los trabajadores en Estados Unidos y continuar fortaleciendo la economía es de la clase media hacia afuera.

President Obama Speaks on the Economy

President Obama delivers remarks on the economy during his trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 27, 2014.