In this week's Begich Minute, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his staff bring the "Got Your 6" movement, a campaign to "inspire Americans to help bridge the civilian-military divide," to offices on Capitol Hill, rallying staffers and members of the military working on the Hill to let veterans know that their government is committed to supporting returning military veterans and their families. Used in the military, the expression "Got Your Six" means "I've got your back." Begich, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senate Veterans Job Caucus, promoted the campaign today by delivering Got Your 6 pins to Senators and their staffs. About Got Your 6: Through the six pillars outlined on www.GotYour6.org website --jobs, education, housing, health, family, and leadership -- GotYour6 partners with veterans and military groups, housing organizations, education advocates, and groups like the Chamber of Commerce to make sure that our nation's returning service men and women, who are "civic assets" and well-suited to leadership roles in our communities, are reintegrated into civilian life, helping to strengthen our communities.
President Obama discusses the reforms to Wall Street that he put in place to protect consumers and make Wall Street play by the same set of rules -- and calls on lawmakers to finish implementing these reforms so that we can prevent excessive risk-taking and help create an economy that is built to last.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President discussed his plan to help responsible homeowners in Reno, gave the commencement address at Barnard College, honored law enforcement officers, awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroism in the Vietnam War, and continued to call on Congress to act on a "To Do List" that will create jobs and help restore middle class security, highlighting the need to invest in small businesses and jumpstart new hiring. That's May 11th to May 17th or "Reach High and Hope Deeply."
The comet that will make its closest approach to the sun on November 28th, had its picture taken by the Hubble telescope on April 10th. ... Full story
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