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Support American Jobs Act

Sep 22, 2011
Floor Statement

Mr. Speaker,

The President has offered a clear path forward to put the country back to work, help small business succeed and hire, provide tax relief for our workers, and rebuild America.

The American Jobs Act will provide an immediate boost to our economy through job creation and tax relief for American workers and businesses.  Specifically, this plan will help prevent teacher layoffs, and keep first responders firefighters and police officers on the job.  It will also support the modernization of at least 35,000 public schools across the country to ensure that every student has access to a 21st century education.

This plan will create even more jobs by investing in America's crumbling infrastructure by rebuilding our roads, railways, and airports.  Finally, the American Jobs Act, will cut payroll taxes in half for 160 million workers next year, allow more Americans to refinance their mortgages at today's near four percent interest rates, and provide incentives for employers to hire long-term unemployed workers.

Mr. Speaker, Americans across the country are counting on this Congress to swiftly act to create jobs and rebuild our economy. The American Jobs Act provides us with this opportunity.

I yield back.