West Wing Week

20.7.13

The White House

This week former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush returned to the White House to present the 5000th Point of Light award. The Awards recognize volunteer service at home and abroad. To find out more about the awards click here. 

The White House is spearheading the mental health of veterans and along with the Department of Veterans is directing 152 of its health centers to conduct Mental Health Summits. These will be held with community partners including government officials, community based organizations and Veteran Service Organizations starting this month. Further information can be found here.

On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB has enabled students and parents to receive a simple report with the information they need before taking out student loans, easier credit card forms and veterans and seniors are better protected from dishonest lenders and get rich quick schemes.


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