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First Lady Michelle Obama Visits USTR

04/02/2010 - 2:13pm

Earlier this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama visited USTR to thank USTR employees and Ambassador Kirk for their work on behalf of American businesses, workers and families.

"The fact is that folks across this country depend on trade to put food on the table and pay the mortgage and send their kids to college" said Mrs. Obama. "But what a lot of people don't understand is that your work isn't just about boosting GDP or negotiating billion-dollar trade agreements. It's about keeping the American Dream alive for hardworking folks in every corner of this country who depend on you - even if they don't always realize it."

See pictures from Mrs. Obama's visit below.

Ambassador Kirk
Ambassador Kirk introduces Mrs. Obama

Ambassador Kirk and First Lady Mrs. Obama
Mrs. Obama speaks to USTR employees

Mrs. Obama and USTR Employees
Mrs. Obama thanks Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs Jim Murphy for over 40 years of public service.