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“That reflects his view that everyone who works for the United States government needs to hold himself or herself to the highest standards, the standards expected by the American people,” said Mr. Carney. “And the American people justifiably hold everyone, from the president on down, to those standards.”
The president’s meeting with the Treasury secretary was only one of a series of actions that the White House put forward Wednesday in an effort to show the president engaged on a wide front for his second-term agenda.
Mr. Carney also said the president ordered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to initiate a “national conversation” about mental health as part of the administration’s effort to reduce gun violence. As part of the effort, Mr. Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden will host a national conference on mental health on June 3.
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