Raising the debt ceiling
“Republicans in Congress have two choices here: They can act responsibly, and pay America’s bills; or they can act irresponsibly, and put America through another economic crisis. But they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy.” —President Obama, January 14th, 2013
Raising the debt ceiling allows the country to pay bills Congress has already racked up—and Republicans in Congress are threatening to refuse to do it. President Obama is calling on them to act responsibly, not use the economic well-being of the country as a legislative bargaining chip, and work together to reduce the deficit in a responsible way.
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Thanks to the hard work of supporters who campaigned tirelessly for health reform, the President signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010.
Now, Obamacare is making health care work better for all of us, including folks who already have insurance. It puts the health of your family first—ensuring access to free preventive care and protecting consumers from insurance company abuses.
Use the healthcare app to find out how Obamacare is helping you and your family:
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President Obama recognizes that our immigration system is broken, and he’s taking steps to make America’s immigration policy more fair, efficient, and just. He is committed to working with Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act.
In his first term, the President has already taken steps to improve our immigration system by:
- Lifting the shadow of deportation for hardworking young people
- Focusing enforcement resources on those who endanger our communities
- Helping families stay together
Find out more about the President’s immigration policies, and what he hopes to achieve in the second term:
Reducing Gun Violence
President Obama announced his his policy proposals to better protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence in America.
The President's plan includes:
- Closing background check loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands
- Banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and taking other common-sense steps
- Making schools safer
- Increasing access to mental health services
There are steps the administration is taking immediately through executive action, and measures President Obama is asking Congress to pass. Find out more about the proposals and add your name to say you support the President’s plan.