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The Obama Administration: September 1-15, 2011

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This article is the 64th 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.

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" The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple:  to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working.  It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans, and more jobs for long-term unemployed. It will provide -- it will provide a tax break for companies who hire new workers, and it will cut payroll taxes in half for every working American and every small business. It will provide a jolt to an economy that has stalled, and give companies confidence that if they invest and if they hire, there will be customers for their products and services. You should pass this jobs plan right away ."__Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, in a address before a joint session of the U.S. Congress, September 8, 2011   

 

Day954/Sep1st/Thursday: The President spoke by telephone to Prime Minister-elect Yoshihiko Noda to congratulate Yoshihiko on his election. The two leaders underscored the enduring nature of the U.S.-Japan friendship and alliance, and its critical importance to the peace and stability of the Asia Pacific. The President and Prime Minister-elect also pledged to work closely together to reenergize the global economy and promote strong, sustainable, and balanced growth. Source

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The President met with United States Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner in the Oval Office of the White House. Source

The President declared a major disaster existed in the State of Vermont and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Irene beginning on August 29, 2011, and continuing, making federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Chittenden, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor, including grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Federal funding was also 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 the counties of Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, Windham, and Windsor. Federal funding was also made available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Source

The President proclaimed September 2011 as National Wilderness Month. Source

The President proclaimed September 2011 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Source

The President proclaimed September 2011 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Source

The President proclaimed September 2011 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Source

The White House announced We the People, an online feature   by which individuals would be able to create and sign petitions seeking action from the federal government on a range of issues. If a petition gathered enough signatures, White House staff would review it, ensure it is sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response. From time to time, the President could respond to petitions as well. Video

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The week's West Wing Week featured Vice President Joe Biden's China trip and another West Wing Week focusing on the White House response to Hurricane Irene and other events.

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

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Retired, Robert Arend was president of an AFSCME local from 1997-2007.

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