Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, President Obama has offered the American Jobs Act, a clear path forward to putting our country back to work, helping small businesses succeed and hire and providing tax relief for our workers and rebuilding America. The emphasis of the plan is immediate action that will preserve and create jobs now. It will put money into the pockets of working Americans now, and it will give businesses job-creating tax breaks now. It will provide a boost to the economy that we need now.
Mr. Speaker, it's time for Democrats and Republicans to work together and with our President to put the country back to work. The American people literally can't afford to wait a single day more. It's time to pass the American Jobs Act now.