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Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 7:47 PM EDT
The USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity initiative, which helped to inform President Obama's recently-announced Promise Zones, is rallying available tools and technical assistance and targeting these resources to the areas where they are needed most.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon November 4, 2013 at 4:51 PM EDT
Today, ONDCP Deputy Director Michael Botticelli celebrates a different kind of birthday.
Posted byon October 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama announced an agreement between the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and the Partnership for a Healthier America, which allows PMA’s community of growers, suppliers and retailers to use the Sesame Street brand without a licensing fee, using characters like Big Bird, Elmo, Rosita and Abby Cadabby to help deliver messages about fresh fruits and vegetables.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM EDT
In addition to giving a significant boost to our national economy, commonsense immigration reform will also generate important economic benefits in each state, from increasing workers’ wages and generating new tax revenue to strengthening the local industries that are the backbone of states’ economies.
State-by-State Reports: President Obama's Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution and Prepare for Consequences of Climate ChangePosted byon June 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
State-by-state reports detail the impacts of extreme weather and pollution across the country, and explain how President Obama's plan will help cut carbon pollution and prepare states for the impacts of climate change that can't be avoided.
In the Northeast, Leaders Demand an Immigration System that Lives up to Our Heritage as a Nation of Laws and a Nation of ImmigrantsPosted byon June 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
Officials in the Northeast explain how commonsense immigration reform is consistent with our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
Posted byon June 18, 2013 at 1:08 PM EDT
Carol Fennelly is being honored as a Champion of Change for her dedication to the well-being of children of incarcerated parents.
Posted byon February 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM EDT
Have questions about what the sequester is, and why American families and our national economy face the threat of harmful budget cuts? Check out this explainer for some background.
Posted byon December 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM EDT
Today, the White House National Economic Council releaseda state-by-state reports about the real-life impact of these tax increases on America’s middle class families if Congress fails to act by January 1. Find out what it means for your community.