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Women and Girls Council and the 2013 Budget

President Obama laid out a blueprint in his State of the Union address for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.  The President released a budget that illustrates how we put that blueprint to work.  

Yesterday in his message to Congress, the President explained that we are in a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and for all those who are fighting to get there. The Budget targets scarce federal resources to the areas critical to growing the economy and restoring middle-class security: education and skills for American workers, innovation and manufacturing, clean energy, and infrastructure. It is built around the idea that our country does best when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.

To construct an economy that is built to last and provide security for women and girls, the 2013 Budget will:

  • Support Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention.
  • Strengthen Efforts to Combat Violence Against Women.
  • Strengthen Anti-Discrimination Enforcement
  • Improve Health Care Services for Women Veterans.
  • Give Every American a Fair Shot at Success by Improving and Reforming K-12 Education.
  • Expand Access to College.
  • Support Women-Owned Businesses.
  • Help States Provide Paid Family Leave to Workers.
  • Prevent Hunger and Improve Nutrition.
  • Ensure that Workers Receive the Pay and Benefits to which they are Entitled
  • Promote Affordable Homeownership
  • Support Responsible Homeowners and Help Them Stay in Their Homes
  • Extend Expanded Tax Cuts for Working Families
  • Maintain Affordable High-Quality Primary and Preventive Care
  • Revitalize Distressed Urban Neighborhoods
  • Invest in Regional and Community Planning Efforts for Sustainable Development.

Read more about how the President’s 2013 budget will help women and girls HERE.

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