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H.R. 6561: Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2012

Summary: To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to States to hire teachers and prevent layoffs, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to hire firefighters and prevent layoffs, and to direct the Attorney General to make grants to hire law enforcement officers and prevent layoffs, and for other purposes. (More Info)

H.R. 6561 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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American Association of University Women 15,254 Facebook fans 12,323 Twitter followers

AAUW supported Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011 (H.6561) because it would have helped to stimulate the economy by preserving hundreds of thousands of education and first-responder jobs nationwide. The bill also would have provided much-needed assistance for state and local governments as they dealt with record budget shortfalls. Job creation and economic opportunity are critical issues for women, many of whom continue to struggle with nagging unemployment and wage discrimination. While men suffered the greatest job losses during the recession, women have borne the brunt of the slow recovery— particularly women working in the ...

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