FLOTUS Thanks US Trade Agency for Help on the Economy

By Matt Loffman

Apr 2, 2010 3:02pm

From Sunlen Miller:

Visiting her 15th agency so far, First Lady Michelle Obama today paid a "thank you" visit to the US Trade Representative agency in Washington, D.C.

“Everybody talks about the President and how hard he works — and believe me, he does,” the First Lady said before agency staff today.  “People don’t realize that you all are making the same sacrifices, too; that you’re missing time with your families to get your job done, and you’re often doing it without any recognition whatsoever. So I just want to let you know how much this administration values everything that you do.”

While Mrs. Obama’s purpose behind the visit – like her other visits to agencies in the area – has largely been to thank the workers and to hear from agency staff.

On the same day that the March jobs numbers were released showing the highest monthly growth in three years, Mrs. Obama said today that the economy is starting to stabilize, but more work – like from the Trade agency – needs to be done.

“We are seeing some stabilization in the economy, but there are still a lot of people hurting out there, so the work that you do continues to be important,” she said.  “It’s about keeping the American Dream alive for hardworking folks in every corner of this country who depend on the work that you do, even if they don’t always realize it.”

-Sunlen Miller

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