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Gov. Gregoire's Statement On Obama's Jobs Act

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement on President Obama's American Jobs Act:

"As our state and nation continue to recover from the worst economic times in 80 years, I commend President Obama for laying out a targeted and achievable plan to create much-needed jobs while providing necessary relief to our families and businesses.

"Combining ideas supported by both parties, the President has put forward a plan to put more people to work including teachers, veterans, first responders and construction workers, while putting more money in the pockets of working Americans, ensuring a thriving economy. And it won't add a dime to the federal deficit.

"I'm especially pleased that the President included an idea that my colleagues in the National Governors Association and I have advocated for years – and that's an Infrastructure Bank. This proposal leverages a small investment to greatly improve our crumbling infrastructure while creating new jobs. And its ideas like this that put our economy on a long-term, sustainable trajectory.

"Our citizens are still hurting and our businesses are still struggling – and they're waiting for our leaders to take bold steps to ensure an economic recovery. Improving our economy is not a partisan issue. I urge Congress to work together and quickly take action on the American Jobs Act to help improve the lives of all Americans now and into the future."

 

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