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... Read More


This bill was introduced on Sep 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.


Date Introduced
Sep 13, 2011


Bill Text

This bill text has not yet been received from the Government Printing Office.

Sentiment Map



2 Supporting
0 Opposing
100% 0%

State: CA

1 Supporting
0 Opposing
100% 0%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
0 Opposing
0% 0%

Popularity Trend

Organizations Supporting

Claim or register your organization to support this bill.


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 of California's congressional delegation should be for the President's jobs bill, for preventing the layoffs of 37,000 teachers and first responders in our state, for investing $2.8 billion on school infrastructure. The President's jobs bill may not be perfect, but it's a great start. Now is the time. That was our members' message to Speaker Boehner and it's our message today."

Courage Campaign 4 years ago

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 for more cuts from the deficit super committee deserve close monitoring for their potentially damaging effects on service recipients and the economy. While we should all work hard to see that the President's plan is enacted, we must also remain vigilant in defending proven programs that aid the most vulnerable among us.

“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 to help the sector continue to move toward broad commercialization. “As the Administration and Congress continue to consider measures to revive our nation’s economy, we encourage them to include proposals that will help drive overall biotechnology innovation. The biotechnology industry has long been an engine for economic development and job creation across the country and our sector is working to add more high-wage high-skilled jobs to our workforce. Currently the biotech sector supports a total of 8 million jobs nationwide, directly employing 1.42 million workers while sustaining an additional 6.6 million jobs across the country. “We look forward to working with the President and Congress to advance science for the betterment of man, as well as our nation’s economy. Mankind’s need for the promise of biotechnology to cure disease, to combat hunger, to discover new forms of energy and combat bioterrorism has never been more urgent. Indeed, our recent national survey found that during the current economic slowdown, while our nation's leaders are making hard choices about our national economic policies, a majority (53%) of American voters believe the federal government should support the biotechnology industry through either tax policies or direct funding. “We must continue to work to ensure that government policies are conducive to enable our industry to most effectively meet these challenges, grow our economy and create jobs. “With this in mind, BIO recently released Unleashing the Promise of Biotechnology, a summary of legislative proposals to reform the investment and regulatory environment to help foster biotech innovation. As Congress begins consideration of the ‘American Jobs Act’ and other legislative proposals aimed at driving job growth, we will work with the Administration and members of Congress from both parties to encourage support for our Unleashing the Promise proposals to help create jobs here in America, develop cures and continue our nation’s global leadership in innovation. ”

"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 and maintenance. The advent of online testing that will accompany the Common Core State Standards adoption intensifies an already urgent need for schools to modernize facilities to prepare students for 21st century work and life. "This bill is about all of us. It's not about supporting an ideology or institution, but supporting our children--those who will be our caretakers and leaders in the next generation--with educators and facilities that will empower them to thrive.

“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 America Bonds to finance roughly $180 billion new construction projects, preserving tens of thousands of jobs. We estimate that at least $45 billion of that amount was used in the construction sector to finance schools, offices, hospitals and other building projects that improve communities. “The AIA will continue to work with our allies on Capitol Hill to make sure that the built environment is included in debates on how to revitalize America’s infrastructure. It’s important to remember that the parties need to put partisanship aside; this is about rebuilding our economy by rebuilding America’s livelihoods and communities. As we’ve stated repeatedly, every one billion dollars invested in non-residential design and construction results in 28,500 full-time jobs. “We can think of no better job creation equation than that.”

Show More Positions

Organizations Opposing

Claim or register your organization to oppose this bill.

No organizations opposing yet.

Users Supporting

No constiutents supporting yet.

Users Opposing

No constituents opposing yet.

Bill 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.

S. 1548 National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2011 S. 1550 National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2011