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Jobs for America Now endorses bill by Rep. George Miller that would directly fund one million jobs

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Contact:  Germonique R. Ulmer 202-339-9331

Washington, D.C. – Jobs for America Now, the nation’s largest jobs coalition, today endorsed legislation by Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor, that would help put America back to work. Alan Charney, campaign manager of Jobs for America Now, issued the following statement:

“Besides passing health care reform, the most important thing Congress can do right now is to enact legislation that addresses the unemployment crisis in this country. We know that the economy remains weak and the private sector cannot generate enough jobs to put us on a safe and sure path to recovery. With this legislation, Congress is finally taking action to create jobs. We thank Chairman Miller for introducing legislation that will directly fund one million jobs. This is an important step to putting our country back to work.”

Jobs for America Now, is a broad coalition of 60 national organizations. Its members have endorsed a five-point program that would extend unemployment benefits; provide fiscal relief to state and local governments; create jobs in distressed communities that face severe unemployment; invest in infrastructure such as schools, transportation and energy efficiency; and spur private-sector job growth by providing incentives and credit to small and medium-sized businesses.

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