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Thomas Vilsack's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

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
Date Title
Health Care Record
Economic Record
Affordable Universal Health Care
Better Economic Opportunities
July 31, 2014 USDA Announces Additional Food Safety Requirements, New Inspection System for Poultry Products
June 5, 2014 USDA Announces Funding, Issues Federal Order to Combat PEDv
May 27, 2014 USDA Launches New Resources at ChooseMyPlate.gov to Help Cost-Conscious Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices
March 14, 2014 Hearing of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Budget Hearing - Department of Agriculture
March 12, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Develop Obesity Prevention Programs
Jan. 16, 2014 American Adults are Choosing Healthier Foods, Consuming Healthier Diets
Sept. 17, 2013 USDA Celebrates National Health IT Week
Aug. 23, 2013 Blog: Secretary's Column: Continuing the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
June 28, 2013 USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Bring Improved Educational and Healthcare Services to Rural Communities
June 21, 2013 Secretary Kicks Off USDA for All Seasons Campaign
May 14, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Unveils Vision for U.S. Organic Agriculture
May 1, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Improvements to the National School Lunch Program
April 12, 2013 USDA Calls on Communities to Help Fill the Summer Meal Gap; Ensure Children Have Access to Healthy Food Year Round
April 5, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Efforts to Improve School Meals
March 28, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Efforts to Increase Access to Affordable and Healthy Food
March 21, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Benefits for Business and the Economy
March 15, 2013 Remarks of Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Maine Medical Center
March 14, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Affirms Need for Generational Change
March 4, 2013 USDA Kicks Off National Nutrition Month by Highlighting Breakfast
Sept. 6, 2012 USDA's SuperTracker Diet Planning and Tracking Tool Reaches One Million Registered Users
July 16, 2012 Blog: Calling All Champions of Change: Send Us Your Stories!
July 13, 2012 Obama Administration Releases Report on Progress and Next Steps in Restoring the Everglades, Announces Additional $80 Million in Project Funding
June 8, 2012 Blog: Increasing Healthy Food Access, A Community Conversation and a National Challenge
June 6, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Health and Safety, and Increase Educational Opportunities in Rural Communities
March 23, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: A Health Care Law for Rural America
March 21, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights Benefits of the Affordable Care Act to Rural Americans
Feb. 21, 2012 We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces Steps to Boost the Rural Economy, Promote Job Creation
Dec. 22, 2011 USDA Launches New Online Nutrition SuperTracker in Time for Those Healthy New Year Resolutions
Dec. 13, 2011 USDA Celebrates One Year Anniversary of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Dec. 8, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Improve Access to Education and Health Care in Rural Areas
Nov. 18, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Access to Health care in Rural Areas
Oct. 14, 2011 Blog: Secretary's Column: MyPlate Inspires Healthful Eating
Aug. 18, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support to Create Jobs, Improve Health and Safety for Rural Americans in 31 States and Puerto Rico
Aug. 16, 2011 President Announces New Jobs Initiatives for Rural America
Aug. 3, 2011 USDA Grant Supports North Carolina State University-led Research To Reduce Number of Food-Borne Illnesses
Aug. 3, 2011 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Discusses USDA Focus on Food Safety
July 27, 2011 Secretary Vilsack Urges Philanthropists to Seek Partnerships, Smart Investments to Maximize Impact in Rural America
July 24, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Joins the National Council of La Raza to Highlight Improvements to the Nutritional Health of Hispanics in Communities across the Country
July 11, 2011 Over 2,000 Organizations Join Partnership to Support MyPlate Food Icon
June 6, 2011 United States of America Department of Agriculture Press Conference for MyPlate Food Icon
June 3, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Introduces a Framework and Map to Improve the Health of America's Watersheds
May 25, 2011 Let's Move! in Indian Country Launched at Menominee Reservation
April 27, 2011 Obama Administration Affirms Comprehensive Commitment to Clean Water
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
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