We can't wait for Republican leaders to put aside partisan bickering and put our nation back on track toward economic recovery. Our communities are hurting. We need leaders looking out for the American people and creating jobs, not cutting them. We need leaders who will stand up for the middle class and put Americans back to work, rather than promote corporate interests and tax cuts for the rich. That's why I support the President's American Jobs Act.
The American Jobs Act is a step towards reigniting the American dream for our communities and our country. It focuses on putting Americans back to work while making critical investments in our schools, roads, and infrastructure. It also provides a ladder of opportunity for our communities to climb. It includes tax cuts for every small business, including the 1.5 million API owned businesses that employ over 2.8 million people. And under the President's Jobs Act, businesses that hire workers who have been unemployed for 6 months or more will get $4,000 off their tax bill. By extending unemployment benefits and investing in job creation, the President's plan will help workers suffering from long periods of unemployment.