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The Obama Administration: June 1-15, 2011

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This article is the 58th in a continuing series chronicling the unfolding history of the Obama Administration. The writer's opinions are not offered, leaving the readers to arrive at their own conclusions.

 

"W e could have done what a lot of folks in Washington thought we should do, and that is nothing. We could have just let U.S. automakers go into an uncontrolled freefall. And that would have triggered a cascade of damage all across the country. If we let Chrysler and GM fail, plants like this would have shut down, then dealers and suppliers across the country would have shriveled up, then Ford and other automakers could have failed, too, because they wouldn't have had the suppliers that they needed. And by the time the dominos stopped falling, more than a million jobs, and countless communities, and a proud industry that helped build America's middle class for generations wouldn't have been around anymore ."__Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, in remarks to Chrysler workers in Toledo, Ohio, June 3, 2011

 

Day862/June1st/Wednesday: The President met with the United States House of Representatives Republican Conference in the East Room of the White House. Source

The President received the annual briefing on the forecast for the 2011 hurricane season and the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) "Whole Community" approach to disaster management that included state, local, non-profit, faith-based and private sector attendees. Attendees included North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue   and members of her emergency management team, American Red Cross President Gail J. McGovern, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) Chair Reverend Mickey Caison, and Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead. For a picture of the briefing, please click HERE . For a White House blog post by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on hurricane preparedness, please click HERE .   Readout

The President met with United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office of the White House. Source

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The President signed into law S. 1082 , the "Small Business Additional Temporary Extension of Act of 2011," which extended the authorizations of the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs until September 30, 2011, and extended the authorizations of certain other Small Business Administration programs until July 31, 2011. Source

The President sent a letter the United States Congress, designating of the following seven foreign individuals as appropriate for sanctions under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, 21 U.S.C. 1901-1908 (the "Kingpin Act"): Manuel Torres Felix (Mexico), Gonzalo Inzunza (Mexico), Haji Lal Jan Ishaqzai Afghanistan), Kamchybek Asanbekovich Kolbayev (Kyrgyzstan), John Harun Mwau (Kenya), Naima Mohamed Nyakiniywa (Kenya) and Javier Antonio Calle Serna (Colombia).

The White House released a report that highlighted the resurgence of the American auto industry. The report discussed the jobs created in the sector, the turnaround of the companies into profitability, and how entire communities were revitalized by a strengthened auto industry.

The White House Office of Public Engagement launched a new landing page, Winning the Future: President Obama and LGBT Americans. This webpage was designed to keep updateed the President and his Administration's steps taken, and continued to be taken, to benefit the LGBT community.

Day863/June 2nd/Thursday: T he President met with the House Democratic Caucus in the East Room of the White House. Source

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The President proclaimed June 2011 as National Oceans Month. Source

The President and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the Pritzker Architecture Prize event at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Transcript of the President's Remarks Video

The White House announced White House Counsel Robert Bauer was returning to private practice and current Principal Deputy Counsel to the President Kathryn Ruemmler would serve as White House Counsel. Source

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