Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Xi Jinping of China

President Donald J. Trump will host President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago April 6–7, 2017. This will be the first meeting between President Trump and President Xi. The two leaders will discuss global, regional, and bilateral issues of mutual concern. The President and the First Lady will also host President Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan at a dinner on the evening of April 6.

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at the Women’s Empowerment Panel

White House – March 30, President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at the Women’s Empowerment Panel in the East Room. (Official White House Photo by Jonathan Gallegos)

President Donald Trump introduces Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach of Ireland, to Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

White House – March 16, President Donald Trump introduces Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach of Ireland, to Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in the West Wing Lobby on Thursday, March 16, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Donald Trump Wins the 2016 Election

In one of the most shocking U.S. elections in modern political history, Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton.

“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans,” Trump said in his victory speech after the Associated Press called the race for him at 2:30 am Wednesday morning. Striking a conciliatory tone, Trump continued, “For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so we can work together and unify our great country.”

Manufacturing Day 2016

Manufacturing Day 2016
On October 7, 2016

Manufacturing USA – the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, was first created by President Barack Obama in 2014 as a national network of manufacturing institutes nurturing early-stage research into proven capabilities. These public-private partnerships bring stakeholders together across industry, academia, and government to facilitate and promote innovation and commercialization in U.S. manufacturing.

Through Manufacturing USA, industry, academia, and government partners are leveraging existing resources, collaborating, and co-investing to nurture manufacturing innovation and accelerate commercialization. Each institute is designed to be a public-private membership organization that provides vision, leadership, and resources to its members.

Manufacturing USA connects people, ideas, and technology to solve industry-relevant advanced manufacturing challenges. Its goals are to enhance industrial competitiveness, increase economic growth, and strengthen U.S. national security. Reaching across industries, Manufacturing USA brings members of the manufacturing community together to overcome technical hurdles and to enable innovative new products. It seeks to restore American preeminence in manufacturing by addressing shared manufacturing technology and workforce challenges.

Manufacturing USA institutes focus on moving promising, early-stage research into proven capabilities ready for adoption by U.S. manufacturers. Their diverse membership includes small, mid-sized, and large manufacturers, as well as researchers from universities and government laboratories. The institutes provide members with access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, as well as workforce training and skills development customized to support new technology areas. Collaboration at institutes, and now through the network, creates an innovation community ushering in the next generation manufacturing supply chains located in America and employing Americans.

Read more about Manufacturing USA.

Tune in for the 6th and final White House Science Fair on April 13th!

Tune in for the 6th and final White House Science Fair on April 13th!

This year’s White House Science Fair will highlight the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and innovators. Students attending this year’s Science Fair are tackling some of our Nation’s greatest challenges – from combatting climate change, to uncovering new ways to fight cancer, to discovering ways to reach farther beyond our atmosphere as a part of the Mars generation. Learn more about this year’s Science Fair.

“As a society, we have to celebrate outstanding work by young people in science at least as much as we do Super Bowl winners. Because superstar biologists and engineers and rocket scientists and robot-builders… they’re what’s going to transform our society. They’re the folks who are going to come up with cures for diseases and new sources of energy, and help us build healthier, more successful societies.”
–President Obama

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March 2016: Photo of the Day

President Barack Obama watches his Lin Manuel Miranda rap video with Brian Mosteller, Director of Oval Office Operations, and Personal Aide Ferial Govashiri in the Outer Oval Office, March 15, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)