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Boxer Praises Passage of Economic Recovery Legislation

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Boxer Praises Passage of Economic Recovery Legislation

White House Predicts Bill Will Save or Create Some 400,000 Jobs in California

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today praised Senate passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, $787.1 billion economic recovery legislation designed to save or create millions of jobs and stabilize an economy in crisis. The bill was passed by the House earlier today and will now go to the President for his signature.

Senator Boxer said, "In the face of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the Congress has acted today to save or create jobs in California and across the nation. With so many Californians anxious about the economy, this legislation offers help and hope. This bill will put Californians to work now building the highways, bridges, transit and rail systems, and renewable energy sources of the 21st century."

The White House predicts that the legislation will save or create approximately 400,000 jobs in California.

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