Timeline: What Has Obama Done Lately For The Country?

More than 40 actions the president has taken since January

Feb. 27: Launch of My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a new public-private effort to expand opportunity.

Feb. 25: New manufacturing institutes launched in Chicago and Detroit.

Feb. 19: Executive Order directing the timely completion of the International Trade Data System.

Feb. 18: President directs EPA and DOT to adopt new fuel efficiency standards for heavy duty trucks.

Feb. 12: Executive Order raising minimum wage for workers on new federal contracts.

Feb. 7: Launch of “Made in Rural America” initiative.

Feb. 5: New USDA regional climate hubs established.

Feb. 4: Along with Feb. 28 and May 27 event, $2 billion in private sector commitments on

ConnectED following $2 billion federal commitment from State of the Union.

Jan. 31: More than 300 companies signed on to best practices on recruiting and hiring the long-term unemployed, along with $150 million committed towards Ready to Work Partnership Grants.

Jan. 30: Presidential Memorandum directing federal training program review led by the Vice President to ensure they are job-driven.

Jan. 29: Presidential Memorandum directing Treasury to create my RA retirement program.

Jan. 16: College Opportunity Summit with more than 150 commitments by colleges, universities and organizations.

Jan. 15: New manufacturing institute launched in Raleigh.

Jan. 9: First Five Promise Zones announced.

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