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Thomas Vilsack's Public Statements on Issue: Education

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' James Vilsack
Office: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/20/2009
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Christie; 2 Children: Jess, Doug
Birth Date: 12/13/1950
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Mt. Pleasant, IA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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March 20, 2014 USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs
March 18, 2014 USDA Announces Support for Innovative, Sustainable Wood Building Materials to Protect Environment and Create Jobs
Feb. 26, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Support Research, Teaching and Extension Programs at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
June 28, 2013 USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Bring Improved Educational and Healthcare Services to Rural Communities
March 15, 2013 Remarks of Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Maine Medical Center
June 8, 2012 Secretary Tom Vilsack Commencement Remarks to Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
June 6, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Health and Safety, and Increase Educational Opportunities in Rural Communities
May 8, 2012 Blog: Appreciating Rural Teachers
May 7, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Addresses Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H Students on Importance of College Affordability
April 18, 2012 USDA and Education Host White House Rural Council Meeting, Sign Interagency Agreement to Promote Career Pathways and Postsecondary Education
March 22, 2012 USDA and the District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution Team Up to Help the Columbia Heights Educational Campus Build a People's Garden
March 2, 2012 USDA Forest Service Makes $1 Million Commitment to Get Kids Outdoors
Feb. 16, 2012 USDA Announces START2FARM.GOV to Support America's Future Farming Generations
Dec. 8, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Improve Access to Education and Health Care in Rural Areas
Nov. 19, 2011 Remarks for Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as prepared for delivery Address at China Agricultural University Beijing, China
Nov. 18, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Access to Health care in Rural Areas
Oct. 17, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Joins First Lady Michelle Obama to Salute HealthierUS School Challenge Award Winners
April 21, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Community Projects, Health Care and Education to Improve Quality of Life in Rural America
April 8, 2011 USDA Announces Nutrition Education Grants to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Tribal Members Nationwide
April 5, 2011 USDA Announces Nutrition Education Grants to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Tribal Members in Wisconsin
March 22, 2011 USDA Awards Temple University Grant to Reduce the Prevalence of Childhood Obesity
March 18, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Signs Agreement with Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities to Help Hispanic Americans Achieve Education Excellence
March 2, 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Work with Education Stakeholders to Increase Participation in the HealthierUS School Challenge and Advance Goals of First Lady's Let's Move! Initiative
Feb. 24, 2011 USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Bring Improved Educational and Health Care Services to Rural Communities
Jan. 24, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Increase Educational and Health Care Access in Rural Communities
Jan. 24, 2011 Media Briefing: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Funding to Increase Educational and Health Care Access in Rural Communities
Jan. 20, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Signs MOU with National FFA Organization, National FFA Foundation and National Council for Agricultural Education to Work to Develop Student Leadership Skills and Rural Careers
Nov. 15, 2010 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Education Secretary Duncan Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Improve School Meals
Oct. 28, 2010 USDA Announces Grants to Educational Institutions to Improve Outreach to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers, Ranchers and Forest Landowners
Sept. 21, 2010 Remarks by The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Debra Lockwood, Chair, American Heart Association (AHA); James Arden Barnett, Jr., Rear Admiral (retired), United States Navy
Aug. 18, 2010 Vice President Biden Announces Recovery Act Investments in Broadband Projects to Bring Jobs, Economic Opportunity to Communities Nationwide
July 15, 2010 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passage From House Education and Labor Committee
July 14, 2010 Hearing of the House Committee on the Budget - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: An Update
July 1, 2010 Hearing of the House Committee on Education and Labor - H.R.5504, Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act
May 14, 2010 USDA Sets New Standards for Ground Beef Purchases
March 24, 2010 USDA Seeking Proposals to Provide Assistance to Haiti and Afghanistan Through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program
March 22, 2010 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the Availability of Funding To Enhance Education and Health Care in Rural Areas
March 4, 2010 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Visits California, Discusses Obama Administration Efforts to Improve School Meals
March 3, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Of The Senate Committee On Appropriations - Secretary Vilsack Testimony
Feb. 25, 2010 USDA, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Sign Agreement to Increase Cooperation
Feb. 23, 2010 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Presents Obama Administration's Priorities to Improve National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
Feb. 17, 2010 NIFA Announces Grants To Help Train And Educate The Next Generation Of Farmers And Ranchers
Feb. 12, 2010 USDA Addresses Veterinary Shortages With Education Loan Repayment Program
Jan. 14, 2010 Secretary Vilsack Announces $25 Million For New School Food Service Equipment To Help Schools Improve The Quality Of Meals
Oct. 21, 2009 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $11 Million In Water Resource Projects
June 4, 2009 Statement by Thomas Vilsack Secretary Of Agriculture Before The Subcommittee On Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Committee On Appropriations, United States Senate
June 4, 2009 Hearing Of The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Subcommittee Of The Senate Appropriations Committee - Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations For The U.S. Department Of Agriculture
May 15, 2009 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies of the House Appropriations Committee - The Department Of Agriculture
April 13, 2009 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Unveils Updated Research, Education and Economics Information System
April 7, 2009 Remarks of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to the 11th Annual USDA/USAID International Food Aid Conference
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