The President's American Jobs Act (S. 1549) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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The President's American Jobs Act

S. 1549: American Jobs Act of 2011

Summary: A bill to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for Americans looking for jobs. (More Info)

The President's American Jobs Act (S. 1549) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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National Education Association (NEA) 31,855 Facebook fans 69,804 Twitter followers

"President Obama clearly understands that quality education is the key to our nation's future. He's putting America's unemployed construction workers back on the job to help modernize our aging K-12 schools and community colleges," said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. "We are pleased and encouraged that the President continues demonstrate his commitment to the success of all students by helping to make sure they have the best possible learning environment-a key element of quality education."

"Obama's plan to create jobs acknowledges a backlog of repairs in our nation's 100,000 public schools. As budget funds ...

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) 166,353 Facebook fans 61 Twitter followers

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today applauded President Obama for presenting a jobs program with specific goals and a realistic means of achieving them.

“Congress must pass President Obama’s plan now,” Hoffa said. “The jobs crisis is an American problem. It isn’t President Obama’s problem and it isn’t a Republican or Democratic problem. All Americans need to come together to create good jobs for the good of our economy and the good of our country.

“This plan will immediately increase economic activity and generate more tax revenue,” he said. “That’s how you fix the deficit ...

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Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 37,398 Facebook fans 39,622 Twitter followers

Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement after President Obama laid out his jobs agenda before a joint session of Congress:

“Tonight, President Obama displayed the leadership America needs by laying out a strong agenda to get America back to work. The proposals he outlined are an excellent starting point in the crucial effort to create good jobs now.

“Now, it’s in Congress’s hands. The American people are watching closely to see whether Republicans will play politics with tonight’s commonsense proposals simply because of the messenger, not the merits ...

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BIO - Biotechnology Industry Association 10,748 Facebook fans 50,812 Twitter followers

“BIO supports the overarching goals of President Obama’s ‘American Jobs Act,’ namely, to put Americans back to work and help jumpstart our economy. The proposal includes several ideas worthy of careful deliberation and consideration.

“We were extremely pleased to hear the President express continued support for the development of advanced biofuels. A strong domestic advanced biofuels sector will create high-wage jobs, increase national security and improve our nation’s environmental health. The ‘incentives and support’ the President referenced in his speech also should include support for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) along with tax credits and other incentives ...

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American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 85,480 Facebook fans 12,563 Twitter followers

“Americans are hurting and the President knows it’s time to put the middle class and the country first, stated AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee. "The President gets it, the suffering our members see on the frontlines of public service is real, and if the partisan response is the same old posturing about regulations, deficits and taxes, we’ll know they don’t.

“President Obama has taken a bold step toward creating jobs immediately, improving the economy, investing in infrastructure and putting America back to work. Rather than fold their arms and stomp their feet in opposition, it’s time ...

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National Organization for Women (NOW) 63,369 Facebook fans 17,169 Twitter followers

The National Organization for Women urges Congress to take up President Obama's American Jobs Act immediately. While not everything we could have wished for, the president's bill is a substantial step toward rebuilding our country's shaky economy.

The goal must be an economy in which everyone who wants a job can find one. The U.S. is in a very deep unemployment hole, and millions of new and returning jobs must become available in the near future. In our view, a series of government stimulus plans will be required to return the economy to health.

Of special ...

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American Institute of Architects 38,515 Twitter followers

“We find several issues on which we agree in the President’s sweeping jobs proposal, including extending the payroll tax cut for another year and his emphasis on rebuilding America’s infrastructure, which includes homes and commercial buildings in the President’s view.

“We are gratified that President Obama saw fit to highlight the need to repair and modernize 35,000 schools and rehabilitate homes and buildings. In that regard, the AIA continues to push for a continuation of the Build America Bonds program. In the two short years that the program was authorized, state and local governments used Build ...

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United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) 49,001 Facebook fans 7,255 Twitter followers

“President Obama’s plan for job creation, including a private fund to rebuild our roads and schools, a tax cut for companies that hire workers and help for the long-term unemployed, is a good start. The nation’s job crisis demands leadership from President Obama, but he cannot revive the economy alone. Bold leadership is also needed from Republicans in Congress and the business community in order to create jobs that can support a family and rebuild the middle class.

“We will never win the future by turning a blind eye to the devastating impact of unemployment and underemployment on ...

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US Action 33,189 Facebook fans 4,895 Twitter followers

President Obama’s American Jobs Act is a ray of hope for millions of struggling Americans, especially in opposition to the job-killing, cuts-only approach of the right wing.

Congress should quickly pass these provisions and then it should keep going and pass a robust public job creation plan.

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United Auto Workers (UAW) 22,065 Facebook fans 7,206 Twitter followers

Today UAW President Bob King issued the following statement praising the leadership of President Obama and supporting the president's call for immediate action by Congress on jobs:

"We strongly support President Obama's call for immediate action by Congress to pass the American Jobs Act now. We need jobs now, and this bill will lead to immediate jobs for construction workers, teachers, veterans, first responders, young people and the long-term unemployed.

We call on everyone in Congress to put creating jobs and jump-starting our economy above any partisan politics. We call on Congress to put creating good jobs above ...

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NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) 2,264 Facebook fans 11,104 Twitter followers

"President Obama this morning announced his plan to send the American Jobs Act to Congress. NASSP strongly endorses the president's call for investing in our children by funding more teachers and school modernization, for which the Act provides.

"The need is indeed great, as states are facing the depletion of ARRA funds and still suffering the effects of the recession. The results are real and dire: The Council of Economic advisers projects that states will have to lay off 280,000 teachers during the next school year and crumbling facilities are strained by a $270 billion backlog in repairs ...

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National League of Cities 2,517 Facebook fans 5,336 Twitter followers

NLC President James E. Mitchell Jr., councilmember, Charlotte, N.C., released the following statement in response to the President’s Address:

“Last night, the President proposed the American Jobs Act. This plan is a sensible approach to creating jobs right now, while establishing the building blocks necessary for greater long-term growth. The President’s proposal deserves action by Congress right away, and America’s cities and towns will support efforts to ensure that happens.

“The outlined plan would save and create thousands of jobs in our communities that are essential to the short-term and long-term health of our communities. It ...

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Blue Green Alliance 5,234 Facebook fans 3,469 Twitter followers

“President Obama tonight turned the nation’s attention to creating good, American jobs. His agenda will set the stage for revitalizing our economy and doing the work that America needs done. Now the Congress needs to respond by quickly breaking the logjam on the jobs crisis.

“We applaud the President for reiterating his support for many of the infrastructure initiatives included in the Jobs21! plan. Bold ideas like an infrastructure bank will strengthen America's efforts to build a 21st century transportation infrastructure — which is essential for businesses to compete and thrive in a global economy where Europe and China ...

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Change to Win 7,436 Facebook fans 1,982 Twitter followers

“President Obama’s plan for job creation, including a private fund to rebuild our roads and schools, a tax cut for companies that hire workers and help for the long-term unemployed, is a good start. The nation’s job crisis demands leadership from President Obama, but he cannot revive the economy alone. Bold leadership is also needed from Republicans in Congress and the business community in order to create jobs that can support a family and rebuild the middle class.

“We will never win the future by turning a blind eye to the devastating impact of unemployment and underemployment on ...

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Americans for Democratic Action 3,913 Facebook fans 703 Twitter followers

ADA National Director Michael J. Wilson today issued the following statement about President Obama’s speech before a joint session of Congress on the jobs crisis:

The President’s speech offered sound ideas and appropriate passion, while striking a good balance between reaching out to Republicans and threatening them politically if they refuse to cooperate. But his inclusion of more so-called free-trade agreements in his prescription for job growth is just plain wrong: “free trade” only leads to the kind of “race to the bottom” the president rightfully condemned elsewhere in the speech. Also, his unspecified Medicare reforms and call ...

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Hispanic Federation 3,035 Facebook fans

Today the Hispanic Federation expressed strong support for the President’s call for a legislative package that will strengthen poor and middle class families by creating jobs, and provide relief for the unemployed.

Lillian Rodríguez-López, President of the Hispanic Federation, issued the following statement:

“The Hispanic community has been devastated by the economic downturn that started nearly five years ago. The President’s proposal will ensure that unemployed Americans have access to supports that help them provide for themselves and their families, will provide tax relief both for small business and individuals, will enhance summer youth employment programs, strengthen our ...

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Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) 454 Facebook fans

The Coalition of Labor Union Women will support efforts by the American Alliance for Manufacturing to keep jobs in the United States and support stringent enforcement of current trade agreements.

CLUW will oppose trade agreements that do not have stringent environmental and labor protections.

CLUW will call on Washington to pass President Obama’s jobs bill and the jobs bills endorsed by the AFL-CIO to;

• create more family-supporting manufacturing jobs;

• hold all countries accountable for unfair trade practices;

• establish a national infrastructure bank for investing in transportation, clean energy

and infrastructure; • make investments to boost skills and training opportunities;

• strengthen ...

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Courage Campaign

Statement from Rick Jacobs, Chair and Founder of the Courage Campaign

"Earlier this week in Orange County, we delivered more 27,000 signatures from our members to Speaker John Boehner demanding that he take up a vote on the jobs bill, but he was too busy golfing with his rich lobbyist buddies to pay any attention to us. Jobs are not a partisan issue and the time has long passed for Congress to work with the President to get us out of this mess. People need jobs, not fancy golf parties at resorts which only the 1% can afford.

All ...

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