ongressman Bill Owens voted in favor of legislation today that would build on six consecutive months of private sector job creation. The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act is supported by the White House and includes six pieces of legislation designed to help small businesses raise capital, hire and expand. The bills package passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 390-23.
"Right now, there are small businesses in our region poised to take advantage of new opportunities to raise capital," Owens said. "Since September, the private sector has steadily expanded and this legislation will help us to continue that momentum in New York and across the country. I look forward to seeing swift passage of this legislative package through the Senate and it is my hope that Democrats and Republicans can continue to work together like this for the good of the nation."