White House Week


President Barack Obama has a pizza dinner with local residents who had written him letters, in Denver, Colorado, July 8, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This week, President Obama visited Texas and Colorado to meet with Americans who had written him letters. In Denver, the President met with:

  • Alex, who works at a furniture upholstery store in Denver, wrote to thank him for calling on businesses to raise the minimum wage.

  • Elizabeth, a rising junior at the University of Northern Colorado majoring in mathematics, wrote about how she's struggling to pay for school.

  • Carolyn and David, a couple from Denver with six children, wrote to let the President know how they were able to expand their chain of sandwich shops thanks to an SBA loan.

  • And Leslie, who's worked as a teacher for 26 years, wrote about the importance of early childhood education.

On Wednesday, the Senate overwhelmingly approved San Antonio Mayor Juli├ín Castro to be the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The vote was 71-26.

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