American Jobs Act

The American Jobs Act is a bill that was proposed by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress in September of 2011.  The main thrust of the bill was infrastructure spending, including modernizing public schools, hiring construction workers to refurbish foreclosed homes, fixing bridges and roads, as well as creating an infrastructure bank.  After working on the bill for a month, it failed to garner the sixty votes it needed to pass in the Senate.  The president vowed to break up the bill into its major pieces and ask for a vote on each.

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Congressional Black Caucus Unveils 2013 Policy Agenda

The Congressional Black Caucus' policy agenda will focus on voting rights, jobs and immigration reform.

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As Republicans bash President Obama over June's employment report, they fail to mention that he has a plan.

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