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Yesterday, President Obama asked you to share what the middle-class tax cuts mean for you and your family – and tens of thousands of you responded. At 1:00 p.m. EST today, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese is taking to Twitter to answer your questions about a balanced approach to reducing the deficit and protecting the middle class.
Here are the details:
- Ask your questions now and during the live event on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat
- Follow the Q&A live through the @WHLive Twitter account
- If you miss the live session, the full session will be posted on WhiteHouse.gov and Storify.com/WhiteHouse
First Lady Michelle Obama talks with members of the press in the State Dining Room of the White House during the 2012 holiday decorations press preview, Nov. 28, 2012. Mrs. Obama welcomed military families to the White House to view the decorations and joined military children in the State Dining Room to work on holiday crafts and treats. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
The theme of the 2012 White House Holiday decorations is “Joy to All”. In welcoming military families who were the first of more than 90,000 anticipated visitors, First Lady Michelle Obama explained that this year’s theme celebrates the many joys of the holiday seasons.
President Obama Holds a Cabinet Meeting
In yesterday’s meeting, President Obama said the Cabinet would discuss efforts to help communities recover and rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, as well as making sure taxes on the middle class don’t go up.
Moving Towards an AIDS-free Generation
As we celebrated World AIDS Day 2012 yesterday, we took a moment to look back at what’s been achieved and what remains to be done to meet the goal of an AIDS-free generation.
Every day, more than 400,000 servicewomen risk their lives in defense of our country and our ideals. For that, they should be honored.
Tragically, right now, they’re being denied respect, care, and basic dignity. Each year, an estimated 19,000 of our service members, who make the greatest sacrifice anyone can make, are victims of sexual assault. And yet they are denied insurance coverage for abortions even in cases of rape and incest.
We can’t let this continue.
My amendment to give these women the coverage they deserve is in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The final vote could come as soon as this week and we have to make sure it’s not blocked.
I’m joining with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to stand up for our servicewomen and make sure our voices are heard loud and clear. Will you join us?
These women don’t ask for accolades or praise. They go and fight for us because it’s the right thing to do. Now, it’s our turn to fight for them.
We owe it to their service. Please, join me and show your support for the Shaheen Amendment and these brave women. Click here to add your voice.
I know our servicewomen and their families share my gratitude for your support.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand