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The Obama Administration: September 1-15, 2011

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Day955/Sep2nd/Friday: The President, in a released statement, announced he had requested of United States Environmental Protection Administration ( EPA ) Administrator Lisa Jackson , "... after careful consideration, I have requested that Administrator Jackson withdraw the draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards at this time. Work is already underway to update a 2006 review of the science that will result in the reconsideration of the ozone standard in 2013. Ultimately, I did not support asking state and local governments to begin implementing a new standard that will soon be reconsidered ." Letter sent by Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Cass Sunstein to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

The President declared a major disaster existed in the State of Connecticut and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Irene beginning on August 27, 2011, and continuing. Federal funding was made available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, and New London Counties. Federal funding was also made available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Source

The President proclaimed September 5, 2011, as Labor Day. Source

The President traveled to Camp David for a two-day stay. Source

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Day956/Sep3rd/Saturday: In his Weekly Address, the President called on Congress to do what it has done seven times over the past two years and pass a clean extension of the transportation bill, warning failure of Congress to act would be disastrous for the economy, costing nearly one million workers their jobs over the next year and almost $1 billion in highway funding after the first ten days alone. Transcript Video

The President signed disaster declarations due to flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Irene for Virginia, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts

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Day957/Sep4th/Sunday: The President departed Camp David for Paterson, New Jersey to tour Hurricane Irene flood damage. At the Temple Street Bridge, the President delivered remarks. Video

The President returned to Camp David. Source


Day958/Sep5th/Monday: The President traveled to Detroit, Michigan, where he delivered remarks to workers and their families at a Labor Day event on the General Motors (GM) parking lot. Transcript Video

The President returned to the White House. Source

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Day959/Sep6th/Tuesday: The President, in a released statement, congratulated his former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on his selection as the twenty-fourth Chancellor of the College of William & Mary. Source

The President sent these nominations to the United States Senate:

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