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Democrat FL 24

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  • Unemployment is a Priority

    by Representative Frederica S. Wilson

    Posted on 2013-03-15

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    WILSON of Florida asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. WILSON of Florida. Madam Speaker, it's now been 803 days since I arrived in Congress and the Republican leadership has still not allowed a single vote on serious legislation to address our unemployment crisis. My question is simple: Why then are we here? In poll after poll, election after election, unemployment ranks as our constituents' number one priority. And for good reason. Unemployment deprives people of their basic dignity, their health care, their homes, and their self worth. High levels of unemployment deprive the government of the tax revenue needed to overcome our fiscal challenge. President Obama has proposed the comprehensive American Jobs Act to get people trained, get people working, and get people contributing to the tax base.

    Madam Speaker, it's time to bring this bill to the floor. Our mantra should be simple: jobs, jobs, jobs. People are suffering. People are hurting for jobs, jobs, jobs.


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