Congresswoman Hahn Addresses the House on Importance of Bold Action to Create Jobs

Sep 14, 2011 Issues: Economy and Jobs

WASHINGTON D.C.– Speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives today, Congresswoman Janice Hahn urged her colleagues to act boldly to create jobs by passing the American Jobs Act.

The text of the Congresswoman’s remarks is provided below, and video is available here.


The American people have waited too long for this Congress to put its focus where it belongs: on creating jobs, and getting this nation back to work.

Now we must act boldly to make up for lost time.

We need a plan as serious as the challenges we face.

The American Jobs Act is that plan.

We will harness the industry and energy of the American people.

We will give small businesses—the backbone of our economy—the incentives and assistance they need to hire and grow.

We will put people to work building a transportation infrastructure worthy of the 21st century.

We will stop teachers from being laid off, and help end the outrage of our crumbling schools.

The American Jobs Act is good news for veterans, construction workers, teachers, firefighters, the long-term un-employed, and good news for all Americans who can look forward to a stronger economy and a more competitive nation.

Let’s work together to pass this bill, and get the American people the help they need and the support they deserve.