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Jobs in America

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Madam Speaker, I rise today to discuss the all-important issue of jobs in America.

As I travel around my district, I frequently hear discussions about jobs. But more importantly, I hear discussions about jobs that have gone unfilled. In my district alone, that is 2,600 jobs. In America it is 3.2 million jobs that are ready to be filled today.

We must come together, as Members of Congress, to provide assistance that helps us train people, relocate them, or do whatever is necessary to bring people to jobs; 3.2 million people back to work, that's significant. I hope that my colleagues in Congress will work with me to put 3.2 million Americans back to work.

This is not a situation where there are not jobs. This is a situation where there are unfilled jobs.

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