November 27, 2013

Small Businesses, the Backbone of the American Economy

This Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday, when we can all show the power of the local dollar by shopping at a small business and contributing to our local economy. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and the cornerstones of our Nation’s promise. In fact, today over half of America’s workers […]

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November 25, 2013

Big Improvements in Little Rock

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Cross posted from EPA.gov This Monday and Tuesday, I spent time with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, and Department of Transportation (DOT) Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Beth Osborne touring ongoing redevelopment efforts in Little Rock, Arkansas. Through the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for […]

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November 8, 2013

Housing and Health Care – Creating a Stronger America

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Here at HUD our mission is to promote strong communities and affordable housing for the American people.  A key factor in achieving these goals is making sure people have access to quality, affordable health care. Compared to the general population, individuals in HUD-assisted housing are more likely to use emergency rooms and have health problems […]

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