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ERIC Number: ED535869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change
Wartell, Sarah Rosen, Comp.
Center for American Progress
Concentrating on executive powers presents a real opportunity for the Obama administration to turn its focus away from a divided Congress and the unappetizing process of making legislative sausage. Instead, the administration can focus on the president's ability to deliver results for the American people on the things that matter most to them. The Obama administration, of course, is already using the capacity of the presidency to drive change in the public and private sector. For example, it promoted the formation of Skills for America's Future, a new public-private initiative in support of the president's goal of 5 million more community college graduates and certificates by 2020. Similarly, President Obama's recent trip to India provided an opportunity for him to win agreements that will bring significant economic benefits to U.S. firms and American workers. There is much more the president can do. The list of ideas presented in this paper offers just some of the many possible actions the administration can take using existing authority to move the country forward. [Forward by John D. Podesta]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for American Progress
Identifiers - Location: United States