Weekly Address: 'We Have to Increase the Pace' [November 5, 2011]   [open pdf - 16KB]

"In this week's address, Vice President Biden noted that this month's jobs numbers demonstrated that Congress should pass the American Jobs Act to strengthen our economy and create jobs right away. Republicans in Congress have voted against components of the bill to put teachers and firefighters back to work and they have unanimously opposed a bill to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create jobs for 400,000 construction workers, even though these are the kinds of programs they have supported in the past. The President is acting without Congress through executive actions to help our veterans find jobs, save families thousands of dollars by refinancing their mortgages, and reducing the cost of student loans, but that is not enough. Democrats and Republicans must come together to pass the American Jobs Act to strengthen the economy, because the American people can't wait any longer for Congress to act."

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