Vilsack pushes American Jobs Act in California


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with California business, community and agricultural leaders to discuss the Administration’s strategy to strengthen the U.S. economy and to highlight what passage of the American Jobs Act will mean for Californians.

“The American Jobs Act provides common-sense steps we can take right now to put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans, without adding a dime to the deficit,” said Vilsack. “In California, this Act will provide a tax cut for over 710,000 businesses, support the jobs of 37, 300 teachers and first responders and immediately provide over 51,500 construction workers a job improving highways and other critical infrastructure. A typical household in California, with a median income of around $56,000, will receive a tax cut of around $1,740.

In Sacramento, Secretary Vilsack led a White House Business Council roundtable that is part of a series of meetings that are being held across the country to give senior Obama Administration officials an opportunity to hear directly from business leaders about their ideas on how to grow the economy. The roundtables are also intended to educate participants about USDA programs and other federal resources that help businesses, residents and communities. After the meeting, he spoke about the American Jobs Act at the Port of West Sacramento.

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