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September 9, 2011 Press Release
Just one week after the U.S. economy reported adding no new jobs in the month of August and barely 100,000 jobs since the Ryan budget was passed, this bill willfully cuts hundreds of thousands of highway, transit and housing construction jobs. Official unemployment hovers around 9 percent and in the construction industry it is much worse at around 13.5 percent. Now is not the time to be laying off even more construction workers.
September 8, 2011 Press Release

"The Republican leadership has presented a subcommittee bill with a completely inadequate funding level that ignores both our nation’s jobs crisis and the drastic need for infrastructure investment...We should be sending paychecks to American construction workers instead of unemployment checks at this critical time." - Rep. Norm Dicks 

September 7, 2011 Press Release
The last thing this economy needs is more bad news, yet the Republican Leadership is proposing a cut to highway and transit funds that would result in layoffs of nearly 600,000 construction workers. This is mindless budget slashing.
September 7, 2011 Press Release
The last thing this economy needs is more bad news, yet the Republican Leadership is proposing a cut to highway and transit funds that would result in layoffs of nearly 600,000 construction workers. This is mindless budget slashing.
July 27, 2011 Press Release
It is deeply troubling that this bill fails to maintain our longstanding tradition of a more bipartisan proposal. Many of the cuts as well as the problematic policy riders would hurt Americas standing on the international stage; impede our ability to save lives and help build healthy, stable societies; diminish our economic prospects; and undermine our national security interests.

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