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|Farr Attends Jobs Bill Signing at White House|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) today was invited to the White House to attend the signing ceremony for the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, known as the HIRE Act.
"Even as we near the finish line for health reform, Congress continues to place job creation as our highest priority," Rep. Farr said following the morning ceremony. "This bill is another important step toward growing our economy. We're still seeing the effects of the Recovery Act, which has been responsible for saving 2 million jobs. These follow-on bills will now more carefully target certain sectors and programs to keep that momentum going."
This $17.6 billion bipartisan bill includes:
"This is another step forward on the path to putting America back to work," Rep. Farr said. "And this won't be the last one. Congress is committed to more bills that will help small businesses and the chronically unemployed, create jobs in the energy efficiency sector and invest in public services."
This bipartisan job creation measure passed the Senate Wednesday by a vote of 68-29 after passing the House 217-201 on March 4. It is one in a series of measures Congress is expected to take to restore the American economy.
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