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White House Promotes Economic Efforts for Women

By Sewell Chan
The New York Times

"As one of its closing arguments before the midterm elections, the Obama administration is highlighting the impact its economic policies have had on women.

A 32-page report released Thursday by the National Economic Council, a policy coordination arm of the White House, described scores of policies that it said had promoted women’s economic security.

Some economists who reviewed the report said the administration needed to go further.

Heidi Hartmann, president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, said: 'Nobody’s opposed to getting the deficit down in the long run, but we don’t want it to happen too soon because we’re still recovering from a very deep recession. We need to raise government revenues, we don’t need to cut entitlements.'”

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