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    • Annual Report of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class 

      Office of the Vice President (2010-02-01)
      [Excerpt] The White House Task Force on the Middle Class, chaired by Vice President Joe Biden, was created by President Obama a little more than one year ago, shortly after the Administration took office. The mission of ...
    • Barriers to Higher Education 

      Office of the Vice President (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In this report, we focus on the pathway to higher education, scanning existing research for evidence of any barriers that block families and their children from achieving their educational goals. We are interested ...
    • Financing the Dream: Securing College Affordability for the Middle Class 

      Office of the Vice President (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This staff report focuses on the challenges of paying for college in America today. The report briefly outlines the problem before turning to potential solutions. We focus only “briefly” on the challenges facing ...
    • Green Jobs Update 

      Office of the Vice President (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] It was no accident that the first Middle Class Task Force was on green jobs. Our focus on clean energy and energy efficiency jobs for the middle class occurs at the intersection of two of the Obama Administration’s ...
    • Green Jobs: A Pathway To A Strong Middle Class 

      Office of the Vice President (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Green jobs have the potential to be quality, family-sustaining jobs that also help improve our environment. They are largely domestic jobs that can’t be offshored. They tend to pay more than other jobs, even ...
    • Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor Tests and Protections 

      Wasem, Ruth Ellen (2010-03-30)
      [Excerpt] Economic indicators confirm that the U.S. economy sunk into a recession in December 2007. Although some economic indicators suggest that growth has resumed, unemployment remains high and is projected to remain ...
    • Recovery Through Retrofit 

      Office of the Vice President (2009-10-01)
      [Excerpt] Making American homes and buildings more energy efficient presents an unprecedented opportunity for communities throughout the country. The Recovery Through Retrofit Report builds on investments made in the ...
    • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Helping Middle-Class Families 

      Office of the Vice President (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The ARRA helps struggling families in a variety of ways. First, by creating and saving jobs — 3.5 million by the end of next year, according to estimates by the Council of Economic Advisers — the ARRA gives a ...
    • Why Middle Class Americans Need Health Reform 

      Office of the Vice President (2009-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Middle class Americans across the country are demanding health reform. Businesses and families are struggling under the increasing financial burden of rising health care costs, and even middle class Americans ...