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Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM EST
President Obama kicks off a series of speeches about his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class -- and those fighting to join it – front and center.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 1:35 PM EST
Raising the minimum wage is of the economic vision that President Obama laid out in Galesburg, Illinois, as he described what we need to do to support the middle class and those who are trying to join it.
Posted byon March 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM EST
Promise Neighborhoods supports forty-six communities in their plans to deliver services to support every child in obtaining the education they need for their future, from cradle through college.
Posted byon February 16, 2013 at 5:40 AM EST
In this week’s address, President Obama calls for quick action on the proposals he made during the State of the Union to grow our economy and create jobs, including making America a magnet for manufacturing, strengthening our education system through high-quality preschool for every child, and raising the minimum wage.
Everything You Need to Know about President Obama's Plan to Ensure Hard Work Leads to a Decent LivingPosted byon February 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM EST
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a plan to build on the progress we’ve made over the last four years to expand opportunity for every American and every community willing to do the work to lift themselves up.
Posted byon February 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM EST
Outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson cites the importance of environmental justice for all Americans.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 9:41 AM EST
After completing his service as U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Kenneth M. Quinn returned home to Iowa to lead the World Food Prize Foundation. Fueled by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s legacy, Kenneth strives to eradicate hunger and poverty through the World Food Prize recognition, inspiring Nobel-like achievement.
Posted byon August 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM EST
USDA employees at the Tipton Service Center in Iowa are making impressive contributions to this year’s Feds Feed Families campaign. USDA Rural Development employee Mike Boyle reported food donations exceeding 750 pounds for the month of June and 1,760 pounds in July – just a portion of what is expected to be distributed throughout Tipton and surrounding eastern Iowa communities as part of the food drive this summer.
Posted byon August 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM EST
USDA was honored to join forces with USAID and Islamic Relief USA to host the department’s 4th annual Iftar celebration. The event welcomed over 170 guests, including representatives from humanitarian organizations, faith-based groups and federal employees. This year’s Iftar called attention to the importance of reducing food insecurity abroad with the theme “Feed the Future: Together We Can.”
Posted byon May 31, 2012 at 10:43 AM EST
There’s a basic bargain in America. It says that no matter who you are or where you’re from, if you’re willing to work hard and play by the rules you should be able to find a good job, feel secure in your community, and support a family.