Paying people to get rid of old cars is supposed to help the economy and the environment. Not everyone agrees it will do either.
Agency’s move lays the foundation for expanding US regulation of thousands of companies.
The umbrella organization includes many different groups fighting the Afghan government and Western forces.
Peace envoy's trip is part of sweeping effort to demonstrate a broader US approach toward regional peace.
He vows to support a regional treaty to curb gun trafficking as well as greater cooperation on clean energy.
Protests against Washington spending took place in more than 700 US cities Wednesday.
He's likely to stress shared responsibility for rising border violence during trip that begins Thursday.