Next up: Obama’s diaper agenda

Next up: Obama’s diaper agenda
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[Ed. – I mean, he’s already got a Nobel Peace Prize.]

President Obama’s latest priority as he winds down his final months in the White House is solving America’s “diaper divide” using technology.

The White House is “getting creative” to expand diaper access to low-income Americans and close the “diaper divide” by partnering with online retailers, diaper manufacturers, and non-profit organizations, Cecilia Munoz, the director of Obama’s Domestic Policy Council, said Thursday. …

The president’s budget for the next fiscal year demands $10 million to test ways to get diapers to families in need and analyze the resulting health improvements. …

Munoz noted that Obama is heading the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) annual technology festival in Austin, Texas, on Friday. During his appearance at the event, the first by a sitting U.S. president, Obama plans to discuss the ways that the White House is harnessing technology to improve American lives and may reference his diaper agenda.

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