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Issue Position: Economy and Jobs

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As the nation recovers from the deepest recession in generations, Jim is working to bring jobs back to Middle Tennessee. As a former small businessman who teaches at Vanderbilt business school, he understands the stresses of the current economy and voted to save our failing banking system when we were facing our darkest hour.

Jim supported the Recovery Act, which provided funding for local infrastructure projects and kept teachers in the classroom and police on the streets. Because Tennessee saw its unemployment rate top 10%, and over 25% in some counties, Jim has voted to extend unemployment insurance and COBRA assistance to those who've lost their jobs.

Through his work as co-chair of the congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus, Jim works to promote financial literacy and economic security for all Americans.


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