October 12, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Today, Nevada Senator Harry Reid discussed how Republican obstruction is costing Nevadans thousands of jobs following last night’s vote where they blocked the American Jobs Act, which would have helped struggling families and small businesses in Nevada by putting people back to work.
“In spite of Nevadans demanding action on job creation, all we are getting from Washington Republicans is obstruction and stall tactics to score political points,” said Reid. “The time is long past for both parties to come together to create jobs in Nevada by helping small businesses hire workers; rebuilding our roads, bridges and schools; and putting money back into the pockets of middle-class families.”
President Obama’s American Jobs Act Impact In Nevada
o Make investments of more than $250 million to create 3,300 jobs by modernizing Nevada’s roads, bridges, dams and infrastructure.
o Invest $168 million to put 2,200 construction crew workers back to work renovating and modernizing our public schools
o Provide more than $258 million to save and create 3,600 jobs for Nevada’s teachers and first responders.
o Invest $585 million in communities in the state that have been devastated by foreclosures
o Nearly $40 million to modernize Nevada’s community colleges
o Provide a payroll tax cut to approximately 50,000 firms in Nevada to help them hire.
o The average Nevada family would receive a tax cut of around $1,500 through the payroll tax cut.
o The Pathways Back to Work program would provide nearly 5,000 youth and adults opportunities to work and get needed job training.
o Extend unemployment insurance for thousands of Nevadans who are still struggling to find work.
o The plan will do all of this, without adding a penny to the deficit.
For More Information: THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT: IMPACT FOR NEVADA