Friday, September 30, 2011

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's message supporting Democratic jobs bills

One week after President Obama delivered his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) released the following message in support of the American Jobs Act. Representative Johnson also voiced full support of the Progressive Caucus' Rebuild the American Dream jobs framework.

Speaking of the American Jobs Act, Representative Johnson noted,

"As a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am especially glad to see that the President has maintained his unwavering commitment to modernizing American infrastructure. The American Jobs Act will make an immediate investment of at least $2.5 billion for infrastructure modernization that will repair and modernize our existing highways, rail and transit in the state of Texas. This investment would support at least 33,000 local Texas jobs."

Turning her attention towards the Rebuild the American Dream jobs framework, Congresswoman said the following:

"This bold plan champions several job-creating bills that seek to encourage manufacturing in America: Investments in research and innovation so that America will lead the green industrial revolution; fair taxes; infrastructure investment; and preparation of our youth so that they will be prepared for the jobs of the future."

Representative Bernice Johnson is a co-sponsor of a bill to come from the jobs framework titled, "The Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act." You can read more about the framework, here.

The following message was released a little over two weeks ago on September 15, 2011:


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