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Thomas Vilsack's Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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
June 2, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Kicks off the 2014 "Feds Feed Families" Nationwide Food Drive
May 30, 2014 Agency Assists Record Number of Rural Families to Become Homeowners in 2013; Efforts Underway to Boost Loan Guarantee, Refinancing Opportunities
May 7, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee - Farm Bill: Implementation and Next Steps
March 27, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Visits Chicago School to Help Increase Access to the Summer Meal Program in Illinois
March 20, 2014 USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs
March 20, 2014 USDA Demonstration Projects Will Provide Funding To Fight Hunger, Nourish Families
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
Feb. 28, 2014 USDA Finalizes Changes to the WIC Program, Expanding Access to Healthy Fruits and Vegetables, Whole Grains, and Low-Fat Dairy for Women, Infants, and Children
Feb. 28, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Another Step Forward Towards a Healthier Next Generation
Jan. 24, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: The Building Blocks for a Healthier America
Jan. 10, 2014 Blog: A New Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to Fight Hunger Here at Home
Jan. 9, 2014 Blog: Fighting the War on Poverty in Rural America
Jan. 9, 2014 Obama Administration Announces the First Five Promise Zone Designees
July 24, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Results of Healthy Incentives Pilot; Discusses Additional USDA Efforts to Encourage Healthier SNAP Purchases
March 26, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Launches USDA "StrikeForce" Initiative to Boost Rural Economic Growth and Opportunity
March 14, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Affirms Need for Generational Change
Jan. 31, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Expansion of Refinancing Program to Help More Rural Homeowners
July 27, 2012 USDA Challenges Employees to Donate 1.8 Million Pounds of Food for Feds Feed Families Food Drive
July 12, 2012 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the House Agriculture Committee's Approval of the Food Farm and Jobs Bill
June 8, 2012 Blog: Increasing Healthy Food Access, A Community Conversation and a National Challenge
June 6, 2012 Blog: Calling All Champions of Change
May 9, 2012 USDA Seeks Grant Applications to Improve Rural Housing
March 29, 2012 Hearing of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - FY13 Budget Request of the Department of Agriculture
Jan. 27, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: An Economy That's Built to Last
Dec. 23, 2011 Blog: Secretary's Column: Hunger And the Holidays
Sept. 16, 2011 Blog: Secretary's Column: How America Creates Jobs
May 2, 2011 USDA Introduces Online Tool for Locating 'Food Deserts'
April 6, 2011 USDA Announces Efforts to Increase Nutrition Assistance to Low-Income Families
March 21, 2011 USDA Awards Grant to Improve Nutrition Assistance to Low-Income Children During Summer Months
Feb. 23, 2011 USDA Announces New Initiatives to End Hunger in America
Dec. 16, 2010 USDA Awards Grant to Texas to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Children
Dec. 16, 2010 USDA Awards Grant to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Missouri Children
Dec. 15, 2010 USDA Awards Grant to Oregon to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Children
Dec. 15, 2010 USDA Awards Grant to Michigan to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Children
Oct. 27, 2010 USDA Announces Grant for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina
Oct. 27, 2010 USDA Community Food Projects Work to Build Community Food Systems and Improve Food Security
Aug. 11, 2010 USDA Requests Applications for Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children Demonstrations
June 24, 2010 USDA Awards States for Exceptional Nutrition Assistance Service and Program Integrity
June 24, 2010 USDA Awards States for Exceptional Nutrition Assistance Service and Program Integrity
May 19, 2010 USDA Unveils New Consumer Information Resources About SNAP for People in Need of Food Assistance
April 29, 2010 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Improve the Quality of Rural Housing
April 14, 2010 USDA Announces Grants to Expand Nutrition Help for Low-Income Seniors
March 9, 2010 USDA Targets Improvement of School Meal Enrollment with Aid to States
Nov. 24, 2009 White House, USDA, National Service Agency Launch Targeted Initiative to Address Hunger
Nov. 21, 2009 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript
June 8, 2009 MSNBC Interview - Transcript
Oct. 16, 2006 Governor Vilsack Annoucnes Continuing Strong OUtlook for State's Budget
June 2, 2006 Vilsack Signs Legislation to Strengthen Foster Care
Jan. 31, 2006 Statement by Governor Vilsack
Jan. 10, 2006 Governor Vilsack Delivers Condition of the State Address, Touts Iowa's Strong Communities
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