More on Economy
(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.
On Tuesday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano held a free business export workshop with the City of Pico Rivera and the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce at the Pico Park Community Center. More than 80 local business people attended for free expert guidance on how to expand their businesses into global markets.
“Selling more products and services abroad will help create more jobs at home,” Napolitano said. “The experts at this workshop can help our local businesses increase their revenues and stimulate our economy.”
(Washington, DC) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Grace F. Napolitano’s amendment by a vote of 364 to 37 to allow U.S. fishing fleets to use Guam as a port of call, which means tuna companies with facilities in the U.S. will no longer have to spend millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours moving boats to American Samoa for annual inspections. The tuna caught by these fleets support thousands of jobs in U.S. canneries, including roughly 300 local jobs at the Bumblebee Tuna processing facility in Santa Fe Springs.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano voted against free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama which passed the House of Representatives.
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined the recently formed Congressional Caucus on Educating, Engaging, and Employing America’s Youth (also known as the “Triple-E” Caucus), a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on improving high school graduation rates, youth unemployment, and youth poverty.
Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined 46 of her fellow lawmakers in opposing cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as part of any deficit-reduction package created by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the “Super Committee.” This new committee of House and Senate members has until November 23 to find $1.5 billion in deficit reduction as part of the debt limit bill signed into law last month.