Cabinet Marks 100 Days of Stimulus
Following the reams of analysis and reflection on the first 100 days of the Obama administration, today the White House hopes reporters will make note of another milestone: The first 100 days of the economic stimulus package.
President Obama speaks today at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada before attending a Hollywood fundraiser tonight. Vice President Biden and secretaries Hilda L. Solis, Shaun Donovan, Steven Chu and Arne Duncan appeared yesterday in Denver for the second Middle Class Task Force meeting. Several cabinet secretaries will make other appearances today to mark the milestone:
• Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits a food bank in Louisville, Ky. to highlight stimulus funds going to food assistance programs, including millions of dollars worth of USDA-purchased food.
• Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner visits Massachusetts to announce the recipients of $1.5 billion in tax credits designed to spur job creation in economically distressed areas. He'll be joined by several Bay State pols, including Gov. Deval Patrick (D), Rep. Barney Frank (D) and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (D).
• Donovan and Duncan visit Montana to announce stimulus funding for Native American housing and community development. They will appear with Sen. Jon Tester (D) and Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D).
• Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli marks the big day with a speech at the 2009 Regional Law Enforcement Training Symposium on Violence Against Women at the Gaylor National Hotel and Convention Center in Prince Georges County, Md.
Note that stimulus-themed events are taking place in four key swing states: Colorado, Missouri, Montana and Nevada.
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