Ethnic Americans

Recent Updates
  • Greek Independence Day

    This morning, President Obama proclaimed the 2012 Greek Independence Day a national day of celebration of Greek and American democracy.

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  • President Obama Proclaims Irish-American Heritage Month

    For centuries, America and Ireland have built a proud and enduring partnership cemented by mutual values and a common history. Generations of Irish have crossed the Atlantic in pursuit of prosperity, and today nearly 40 million of their proud descendants continue to make their indelible mark on the United States of America. Their stories, as varied as our Nation's people, humble us and inspire our children to reach for the opportunities dreamed about by our forebears. Read more on

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  • Setting the Record Straight on Small Business

    After 23 consecutive months of job growth and the signing of 18 small business tax cuts, it should be clear that President Obama and the Democratic Party understand the vital role small businesses play in our economy. After all, small businesses have been responsible for 2 out of every 3 new jobs in the U.S. and employ half of workers in the U.S. That is why the President has kept small businesses in mind with every piece of legislation that has come to his desk.

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Ethnic Americans
Recent Action
We Can’t Wait: Obama administration to lower student loan payments for millions of borrowers
October 25, 2011
The new "Pay As You Earn" proposal will allow about 1.6 million students the ability to cap their loan payments at 10 percent starting next year, and the plan will forgive the balance of their debt after 20 years of payments.
The President announces new housing initiatives that benefit american homeowners
October 24, 2011
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a series of changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) in an effort to attract more eligible borrowers who can benefit from refinancing their home mortgage.
The President broadens the conversation on immigration reform
August 15, 2011
In August, leaders from a variety of ethnic communities – from Irish, to Polish, to Macedonian and many others met at the White House to discuss this important issue.