The White House announced Monday that Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Missouri this week to highlight the progress of the Recovery Act and hold the next Middle Class Task Force meeting.

On Thursday, Biden will travel to Central Missouri to discuss the implementation of the Recovery Act.

On Friday, the Middle Class Task Force will hold its next meeting at the University of Missouri St. Louis.

This meeting will focus on ways to expand opportunities and help make the dream of a college education a reality for more families, the White House said.

The task force was created in order to identify public policies that will help middle class families by improving their living standards.

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