As America faces the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) voted today for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"This is going to be a tough economy for at least another year," said Rep. Miller. " This package gives us at least a fighting chance to turn things around."
The bill will save and create jobs, help get the economy moving again and transform it for long-term growth and stability. It will:
Create or save 3.5 million jobs
Immediately cut taxes for 95% of American workers
Begin an historic transformation of our economy, making us more globally competitive and energy independent for the 21st century, investing in world-class education
Make unprecedented investments in our infrastructure to modernize our roads, bridges and mass transit, build energy efficient buildings and tackle clean water projects
Restore science and innovation as the keys to new American-made technology, preventing and treating disease and tackling urgent national challenges like climate change
Modernize our health care system to lower costs and save lives
Provide unprecedented accountability and transparency to help ensure tax dollars are spent wisely and restore the American people's confidence
In North Carolina, the estimated impact on employment in the state is 105,000 jobs saved and created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.