Obama's 2014 Budget: Key Points to Know

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  • President Obama
  • Education Boost
  • A Helping Hand
  • education
  • children's health
  • college, universities, historically black colleges and universities
  •  Improve College Affordability and Value
  • education, college financial aid
  • employment, jobs
  • jobs, hiring
  • tax cuts, stimulus package
  • taxes
  • minimum wage
  • gun violence, gun control
  • entrepreneur, small business
  • homeownership
  • Housing and Foreclosure
  • poverty, healthy eating

A Helping Hand

The president's budget "tackles hunger in the hardest hit communities by providing $7.1 billion in funding to support the 8.9 million individuals expected to participate in the SNAP and WIC programs and insures $178 billion in mortgage borrowing in 2014 through the Federal Housing Authority. FHA financing was used by 27 percent of all homebuyers, 50 percent of African-American home buyers in 2011," senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters. 

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