I recently introduced the Detroit Jobs Trust Fund Act in the House of Representatives and would like to hear your views regarding this legislation.
The Detroit Jobs Trust Fund Act would reinvest federal tax dollars paid by people and businesses in Detroit to rebuild our city and create jobs. The trust fund would provide an estimated $10 billion over 5 years to pay down the city's debt, develop employment opportunities, enhance public safety, improve education, and rebuild roads and other essential infrastructure. In exchange for receiving these funds, Detroit would reduce its property tax and eliminate its income tax in order to attract business and residential development.
Rebuilding Detroit will renew Michigan and America. This is why a bi-partisan group of more than 30 members of Congress --including Candice Miller, the Republican representative from Macomb County -- has signed on in support of the bill.
If you are interested in learning more about the Detroit Jobs Trust Fund Act, you can read the bill here, or take a look at these links:
Rochelle Riley, "Miller among 31 backers for Clarke's Detroit self-help plan" (10/18/11)
Rep. Hansen Clarke, "Rep. Hansen Clarke on the Warren Pierce Show discussing the Detroit Jobs Trust Fund Act" (10/23/11)
James Melton, "Hansen Clarke's idea to save Detroit could be crazy enough to work" (10/25/2011)
Rep. Hansen Clarke, "A Simple Plan for Detroit's Resurgence" (11/17/11)
Sarah Cwiek, "Detroit Congressman Clarke continues push for federal relief" (11/22/11)
I look forward to hearing from you. To contact my office regarding your views on the Detroit Jobs Trust Fund Act, please call or e-mail Tom Choske at (313) 962-7700 or Tom.Choske@mail.house.gov.
Member of Congress