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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... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Sep 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Sep 25, 2012

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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.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2012''.

TITLE I--TEACHER STABILIZATION

SEC. 101. GRANTS AUTHORIZED.

Subject to the availability of appropriations to carry out this title, the Secretary of Education (referred to in this title as the ``Secretary'') shall make grants to States to prevent teacher layoffs and support the creation of additional jobs in early childhood, elementary, and secondary public education in the 2012-2013 and 2013- 2014 school years.

SEC. 102. ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.

(a) Reservation of Funds.--From the amount appropriated to carry out this title under section 109, the Secretary-- (1) shall reserve not more than \1/2\ of 1 percent to provide assistance to the outlying areas on the basis of their respective needs, as determined by the Secretary, for activities consistent with this title under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may determine; (2) shall reserve not more than \1/2\ of 1 percent to provide assistance to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out activities consistent with this title...

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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 public sector

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Bill 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.

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