Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter released a statement calling for substantial investment in a strong infrastructure plan to ensure long-term, stable jobs for the private and public sector. He urged Congress to stop the short-term, short-sighted budgeting and get to work building jobs and getting people back to work in this country.
"We need jobs for Americans now. We need certainty for our economy now. The American people need and want to feel confidence in the economy again and they need to be able to plan for their lives, their businesses and their future. I believe the President set forth a fiscally responsible path to invest in long-term projects rebuilding our infrastructure and ensuring we return to a top-of-the class education system so we can implement our innovative ideas for the future. These components of infrastructure, education and innovation will lead us once again to an economy that is built to last and creates good, stable jobs for the future. Americans work better together than apart, and now is the time for us to unite and ensure we once again make it in America."