National Child's Day, 2015, 73631-73632 [2015-30157]

Download as PDF 73631 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 227 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9370 of November 19, 2015 The President National Child’s Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our greatest obligation is to our daughters and sons. With unbound imagination and limitless dreams, today’s young Americans will carry forward our country’s legacy and shape the contours of the 21st century and beyond. On National Child’s Day, we reaffirm our support for them in all they do, and we uphold our commitment to enabling them with the tools and resources necessary to write the next great chapter of our Nation’s story. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS All young people deserve to lead safe, healthy lives, and my Administration is working to ensure their well-being. The Affordable Care Act now requires that basic pediatric services, including oral and vision care for children, be covered under all new Health Insurance Marketplace plans. The law also prohibits insurers from excluding coverage of children due to preexisting health conditions and it allows kids to stay on their parents’ health care plan until the age of 26. Ensuring the health of our children is vital to their growth and development, which is why First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative is partnering with States, local communities, schools, and the private sector to reduce childhood obesity by promoting healthy foods and encouraging physical activity. We must also continue working to ensure our neighborhoods and classrooms are free from violence and intimidation and instead filled with chances to grow, dream, and discover. I remain committed to equipping law enforcement officials with the training and resources necessary to keep our children safe while working to foster effective relationships between them and the young citizens they serve. And because climate change poses the gravest threat to future generations, we have made combating it a top national priority. We have doubled the pace at which we cut our emissions, set aside more public lands and waters than any Administration in history, and worked to wean ourselves off of our addiction to foreign oil. Our children must have every opportunity to pursue their greatest aspirations—regardless of their background, their circumstances, or what zip code they were born into. That is why I remain committed to expanding access to high-quality early education for our youngest learners, preparing them for school and for life. Additionally, my Administration has outlined a plan to strengthen and expand our Nation’s child care subsidy system to help every working family with young children obtain access to affordable, quality care for their kids—because child care is not just a side issue, it is a national economic priority that provides critical early learning support for students. We have also proposed a new tax cut of up to $3,000 per child, per year to help middle-class families offset the costs of child care. We are also making it easier for young people to attend institutions of higher learning, and we have taken steps to ensure they have access to more reliable Federal financial assistance as they pursue their degree. Today, let us rededicate ourselves to upholding the ideal that with hard work and dedication, America’s children can make of their lives what they will. By supporting our youth and encouraging them to never give up on their dreams, we can forge a brighter future for them, their children and grandchildren, and all future generations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD0.SGM 25NOD0 73632 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 20, 2015, as National Child’s Day. I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate activities, programs, and ceremonies, and to rededicate ourselves to creating the bright future we want for our Nation’s children. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–30157 Filed 11–24–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:26 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD0.SGM 25NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 227 (Wednesday, November 25, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 73631-73632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30157]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 73631]]

                Proclamation 9370 of November 19, 2015

                
National Child's Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our greatest obligation is to our daughters and sons. 
                With unbound imagination and limitless dreams, today's 
                young Americans will carry forward our country's legacy 
                and shape the contours of the 21st century and beyond. 
                On National Child's Day, we reaffirm our support for 
                them in all they do, and we uphold our commitment to 
                enabling them with the tools and resources necessary to 
                write the next great chapter of our Nation's story.

                All young people deserve to lead safe, healthy lives, 
                and my Administration is working to ensure their well-
                being. The Affordable Care Act now requires that basic 
                pediatric services, including oral and vision care for 
                children, be covered under all new Health Insurance 
                Marketplace plans. The law also prohibits insurers from 
                excluding coverage of children due to preexisting 
                health conditions and it allows kids to stay on their 
                parents' health care plan until the age of 26. Ensuring 
                the health of our children is vital to their growth and 
                development, which is why First Lady Michelle Obama's 
                Let's Move! initiative is partnering with States, local 
                communities, schools, and the private sector to reduce 
                childhood obesity by promoting healthy foods and 
                encouraging physical activity. We must also continue 
                working to ensure our neighborhoods and classrooms are 
                free from violence and intimidation and instead filled 
                with chances to grow, dream, and discover. I remain 
                committed to equipping law enforcement officials with 
                the training and resources necessary to keep our 
                children safe while working to foster effective 
                relationships between them and the young citizens they 
                serve. And because climate change poses the gravest 
                threat to future generations, we have made combating it 
                a top national priority. We have doubled the pace at 
                which we cut our emissions, set aside more public lands 
                and waters than any Administration in history, and 
                worked to wean ourselves off of our addiction to 
                foreign oil.

                Our children must have every opportunity to pursue 
                their greatest aspirations--regardless of their 
                background, their circumstances, or what zip code they 
                were born into. That is why I remain committed to 
                expanding access to high-quality early education for 
                our youngest learners, preparing them for school and 
                for life. Additionally, my Administration has outlined 
                a plan to strengthen and expand our Nation's child care 
                subsidy system to help every working family with young 
                children obtain access to affordable, quality care for 
                their kids--because child care is not just a side 
                issue, it is a national economic priority that provides 
                critical early learning support for students. We have 
                also proposed a new tax cut of up to $3,000 per child, 
                per year to help middle-class families offset the costs 
                of child care. We are also making it easier for young 
                people to attend institutions of higher learning, and 
                we have taken steps to ensure they have access to more 
                reliable Federal financial assistance as they pursue 
                their degree.

                Today, let us rededicate ourselves to upholding the 
                ideal that with hard work and dedication, America's 
                children can make of their lives what they will. By 
                supporting our youth and encouraging them to never give 
                up on their dreams, we can forge a brighter future for 
                them, their children and grandchildren, and all future 
                generations.

[[Page 73632]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 20, 2015, as 
                National Child's Day. I call upon all citizens to 
                observe this day with appropriate activities, programs, 
                and ceremonies, and to rededicate ourselves to creating 
                the bright future we want for our Nation's children.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                nineteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-30157
Filed 11-24-15; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P