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U.S. Chamber Unveils Six-Point Plan for Job Creation
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a letter sent to President Obama and every member of Congress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today unveiled its detailed jobs plan and called on leaders to take immediate action to create jobs for 25 million Americans who are unemployed, underemployed, have given up looking for work, or are new entrants to the workforce.
“Just about everyone in Washington has a jobs plan these days, but we need to separate the rhetoric from the commonsense proposals that will produce results,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “Americans aren’t interested in empty promises or temporary, artificial government jobs that won’t last but will add to the deficit. We’ve come up with a plan based on practical, private sector ideas that can be turned into action items to spur faster job growth immediately.”
“Time and again, Americans have heard Congress and the administration declare that creating jobs must be the nation’s highest priority. If they are serious about that, they should enact policies aimed at growing the private sector. Our plan gives Congress and the president a good place to start—right away,” Donohue added.
In addition to urging members of Congress and the president to take action on its six-point plan in the letter, the Chamber also mobilized its network of members and grassroots supporters to push lawmakers to act immediately. This includes launching a nationwide print, online, and social media ad blitz, engaging the Chamber’s multi-million member grassroots network, and leveraging the strength of state and local chambers of commerce.
The letter to the president and Congress outlines specific, practical steps to help quickly create new jobs by:
Expanding trade and global commerce
Producing more American energy
Speeding up infrastructure projects
Welcome tourists and business visitors to the United States
Streamlining permitting and provide regulatory certainty and relief
Pass job-creating tax incentives
Read the Chamber’s detailed six point plan for job creation at www.uschamber.com/jobs.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.