The President Welcomes a New Secretary to HUD

President Obama joins staff in welcoming Julian Castro as the new Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Raw Video: The President visits Main Street in Parkville, MO

During a trip to Kansas City, Missouri, President Obama took a walk down Main Street — talking with residents and visiting some “mom and pop” shops along the way.

7/31/14: White House Press Briefing

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

The President Signs the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order

President Obama delivers remarks before signing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium, July 31, 2014.

“If a company is going to receive taxpayer money, it should have safe workplaces. It should pay its workers the wages they’ve earned. It should provide the medical leave workers are entitled to. It should not discriminate against workers.” —President Obama before signing an Executive Order to help ensure #WorkplaceFairness

Susan E. Rice: Previewing the U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit

United States national security Advisor Susan E. Rice previews the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit where President Obama will welcome nearly 50 African heads of state to Washington, as well as leaders from across Africa’s civil society, private sector and faith communities.

President Barack Obama stands on the Colonnade outside the Oval Office upon arrival from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014.

President Barack Obama stands on the Colonnade outside the Oval Office upon arrival from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014.

President Barack Obama greets HUD staff following remarks at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014.

President Barack Obama greets HUD staff following remarks at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014.

Audience members photograph HUD Secretary Julián Castro introducing President Barack Obama at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014.

Audience members photograph HUD Secretary Julián Castro introducing President Barack Obama at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014.

President Barack Obama meets with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. in the Oval Office, July 31, 2014. Kelly Ward, Executive Director of the DCCC, seated at right.

President Barack Obama meets with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. in the Oval Office, July 31, 2014. Kelly Ward, Executive Director of the DCCC, seated at right.