Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

A thank you lunch

Vice President Biden hosted members of the Middle Class Task Force recently for lunch to thank them for their willingness to serve on the middle class task force and to develop the agenda for the first Task Force meeting on Green Jobs.

At the lunch were: Vice President Biden; Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; Labor Secretary-Designate Hilda Solis; Senior Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff for the Department of Commerce Rick Wade; Director of Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes; Director of National Economic Council Larry Summers; Director of Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag; Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer; Executive Director of the Middle Class Task Force and Chief Economist for the Vice President Jared Bernstein; and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President Terrell McSweeny.

[[[Image:Middle_Class-0004b.jpg|433px|Vice]] President Biden at a lunch with the Middle Class Task Force ]

The Middle Class Task Force is gearing up for its first meeting next Friday, February 27th in Philadelphia on Green Jobs as a Pathway to a Strong Middle Class. Stay tuned for more details on the first meeting.

White House photo 2/19/09 by Sharon Farmer

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