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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He reviewed the plan for “middle-class economics” he presented in his State of the Union address earlier in the week, to give families the support they need to make ends meet by focusing on policies that benefit the middle class and those working to reach the middle class.

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    Senator Sherrod Brown on Health Care

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for families and urged continued funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

    This was the keynote lunch address of the Families USA 20th annual Health Action Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

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    President Obama Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors

    President Obama delivered remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 83rd annual winter meeting.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics, including the invitation to the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress, ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, and conflict in Yemen.

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    Vice President Biden at U.S. Conference of Mayors

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 83rd annual winter meeting. He talked about U.S economic policy, his reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union address, as well as the relationship between the White House and congressional Republicans.

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    President Obama at the University of Kansas

    President Obama outlined his plan to address child care costs for middle class families. The proposal includes increasing the child care tax credit and investing in the Child Care and Development Fund. The speech was part of his two-day tour promoting his economic agenda from his State of the Union address.

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    Education Testing and Accountability

    State and local officials from around the country testified on potential changes to the No Child Left Behind law, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002. Topics of discussion included if the federal government should dictate standardized testing or leave it up to the states.

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    President Obama Remarks on the Economy

    President Obama spoke at Boise State University about the economic proposals he announced in his State of the Union address.

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Undersecretary of State David Cohen testified on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear arms program. Members focused on the status of the talks, the role Congress should play, and whether new sanctions should be imposed on Iran while the negotiations continue.