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Congressman Pascrell's Statement In Response To President Obama's Speech On Job Creation

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Congressman Pascrell's Statement In Response To President Obama's Speech On Job Creation

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-8) today gave the following statement in response to President Obama's plan for creating jobs in the United States.

"Today President Obama has given us another indication that he is leading the nation in the right direction out of this economic mess that he inherited. At this time, Congress is working with President Obama and his economic advisers to take the necessary and responsible steps to speed up job creation and economic growth," said Pascrell, a member of the Congressional Task Force on Jobs Creation who met today with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in an effort to find common ground with the administration.

"I am glad to hear the President support my position that we find a way to use some of the Troubled Asset Relief Program money to provide small businesses with the help they need the most: easier access to credit and labor in order to remain liquid and increase productivity," Pascrell said. "At the same time, President Obama is not neglecting the national deficit and is working to make significant efforts to get our spending under control. I applaud President Obama's focus on these key issues. These are the common-sense principles that the best Main Street businesses have been built upon."


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