|The National Park Service Turns 98
From our spacious skies and fruited plains to our purple mountain majesties, the United States boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking natural lands.
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service to protect and preserve these lands so people could experience America’s historic beauty and heritage for years to come.
Today, the National Park Service manages 401 national parks and memorials, which supported 238,000 jobs and pumped more than $26 billion into local economies last year. In fact, for every $1 we invest in our national parks, our economy sees $10 in return.
|Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank
In his weekly address, President Obama highlighted how the U.S. Export-Import Bank is helping American businesses go global while creating jobs here at home. The charter of the Export-Import Bank is slated to expire next month, unless Members of Congress renew it.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to Ferguson, Missouri last week to review the Justice Department’s independent investigation into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and to meet with community leaders, local residents, and students to start conversations on the path to bringing about lasting change in America.
In this special edition of West Wing Week, check out a couple scenes from the President’s week and watch White House Staffers answer questions from our Social Media Mailbag.