More on Economy
(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, voted against H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act, which passed the House of Representatives and would extend the Bush tax cuts for another year, including the wealthiest income bracket.
“The bill continues to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans that need the least help,” Napolitano said. “The recovery has been slow and not helpful to millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and homes. They must be the ones that we protect.”
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted in favor of H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, a long overdue jobs bill that would continue to fund essential highway construction, highway safety, and transit programs through September 2014. The bill also kept interest rates on federally subsidized student loans from doubling on July 1. H.R. 4348 ultimately passed by a vote of 373-52.
(Norwalk, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, along with Norwalk Workforce Services and other community groups, hosted a veterans job and resource fair at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex in Norwalk to assist veterans and other job-seekers in finding work. More than 200 people attended the event, which featured hiring employers, job training opportunities, and free haircuts and health screenings from the Veterans Administration’s mobile clinic.
(Industry, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined Rep. Judy Chu in celebrating the grand opening of Exxel Outdoors’ new headquarters in the City of Industry. Napolitano and Chu helped Exxel Outdoors bring jobs back to the U.S. by working to close a loophole that had favored foreign manufacturers.
“Strengthening American manufacturing is critical for our economic recovery,” Napolitano said. “I am proud to support the return of jobs from overseas and welcome this new headquarters to the San Gabriel Valley.”
(Washington, D.C.) Tonight, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“The President hit the mark tonight – we must rebuild an American economy that works for the middle class.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano made the following statement on House Republicans rejecting a bipartisan Senate bill that extended payroll tax cuts for the middle class, a move which could raise taxes and cut critical programs for working families:
(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano welcomed news that the U.S. Postal Service will delay the closing or consolidation of any Post Office or mail processing facility until May 15, 2012, including the postal processing and distribution centers in Industry and Pasadena, which provide jobs for more than 1,000 career employees and process much of the mail for the San Gabriel Valley.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted against H.R. 3630, a Republican bill which would cut federal unemployment insurance for more than a million out-of-work Americans.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined her fellow Democrats on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in unveiling the Invest in American Jobs Act of 2011 (H.R. 3533), a bill which would create U.S. jobs by requiring all materials used in federal transportation and infrastructure projects to be made in America.