First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden meet with military families and recognize Major League Baseball’s support of military families at Game One. Check out the new MLB and Joining Forces Public Service Announcement with Mark Teixeira and Johnny Damon.
The American Jobs Act will give businesses that hire veterans who have been unemployed six months or longer a tax credit up to $5,600 to encourage hiring and make it easier for America's heroes to find jobs when they return home.
The average public school building in the United States is more than 40 years old. The American Jobs Act will invest in modernizing at least 35,000 public schools across the country, supporting new science labs, Internet-ready classrooms and school renovations.
As part of the Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden join Sears Holdings Corporation and the Rebuilding Together nonprofit organization in putting the final touches on the 1,000th home that they have rebuilt for veterans.
The American Jobs Act includes an immediate investment in employing construction workers to restore 150 miles of runway at American airports and put in place a next-generation air-traffic control system to reduce travel time and delays.