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October 2009

Measuring America’s Wellbeing

Washington, DC (October 7) – Dr. Rebecca Blank ,Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, is pictured with Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President, Social Impact and AARP Board member, Lee Hammond. Dr. Blank was the keynote luncheon speaker for the AARP Annual Bill Anderson Lecture Series. She spoke about the 2010 decennial census and poverty measurements.

Under Secretary Blank Briefs U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; Represents Department of Commerce

WASHINGTON, DC (October 19) - The Obama Administration held the second Full Council meeting of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness on Thursday, October 19. It was the first meeting chaired by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, who was elected chair by his fellow Cabinet Members and agency heads at the Council's first meeting on June 18, 2009.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Statement on 3rd Quarter GDP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis today released data on GDP in the third quarter.

Real GDP increased 3.5 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter, after declining in five of the preceding six quarters. The gain marked the largest quarterly advance since the third quarter of 2007. U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued the following statement in response to the news.

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