President Barack Obama signs the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act
President Barack Obama signs the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act in the Oval Office on August 10. 2010 in Washington, DC. (L-R): Secretary of the Department of Education Arne Duncan, Chairman House Appropriations Committee David Obey(D-WI), Rep. Chellie Pingree(D-ME), Secretary of the Department of Education Arne Duncan, Chairman Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer, and teachers Amanda Van Ness from Toledo, Ohio, Shannon Lewis from Romney West Virginia and Rachel Martin from Richton Park, Illinois. UPI/Dennis Brack/Pool
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