American Jobs Actby Representative David N. Cicilline
Posted on 2014-04-09
CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House
for 1 minute.)
Mr. CICILLINE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak about the most
important issue facing our country. Guess what? It has nothing to do
with repealing ObamaCare. It is about jobs.
Instead of bringing the American Jobs Act to the floor, an act which would create nearly 2 million new jobs, my Republican colleagues remain obsessed with trying to repeal ObamaCare.
This may be the only job in America at which you can try to do something more than 50 times and still have a job. It is time to move on and pass a bill that will help to create jobs.
[[Page H3064]] In my home State of Rhode Island and across the country, unemployment rates remain unacceptably high. It is time to stop rehashing old political battles and to move on to the issues that will help grow our economy and get people back to work.
The American Jobs Act will boost consumer demand and hiring by cutting taxes for struggling families and small businesses, and it will invest in infrastructure and education. It is fully paid for.
Why would my colleagues on the other side oppose a bill that independent analysts, including Moody's Analytics, say would create up to 1.9 million new jobs? Madam Speaker, it is time to take up this legislation to get our economy back on track and to help Americans get back to work.