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  • Latest Action: Oct 21, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity.

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  • 38% of users oppose H.R.12

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the Obama jobs bill as announced before a joint session of Congress on September 8th. It would extend several stimulus measure that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2011, including the employee payroll tax holiday, extended unemployment insurance, and accelerated expensing for businesses. It also includes several new measures designed to prevent layoffs and encourage businesses to hire new workers. These include $35 billion in aid to local governments to help slow job losses in the public sector, about $100 billion in various infrastructure improvement programs, tax credits for businesses that hire long-term unemployed workers, and reductions in the level of payroll taxes that businesses have to pay. The stimulus provisions would add $447 billion to the deficit over the next ten years, although it suggests offsetting the costs by raising taxes on wealthy Americans and by closing corporate tax loopholes.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the Obama jobs bill as announced before a joint session of Congress on September 8th. It would extend several stimulus measure that are scheduled to expire at the end of 2011, including the employee payroll tax holiday, extended unemployment insurance, and accelerated expensing for businesses. It also includes several new measures designed to prevent layoffs and encourage businesses to hire new workers. These include $35 billion in aid to local governments to help slow job losses in the public sector, about $100 billion in various infrastructure improvement programs, tax credits for businesses that hire long-term unemployed workers, and reductions in the level of payroll taxes that businesses have to pay. The stimulus provisions would add $447 billion to the deficit over the next ten years, although it suggests offsetting the costs by raising taxes on wealthy Americans and by closing corporate tax loopholes.

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    • Natural Resources Defense Council

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    • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 21, 2012, by bdubya - can't believe people would support more wasteful spending that will accomplish nothing.

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      As noted by bdubya, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 21, 2012, "can't believe people would support more wasteful spending that will accomplish nothing."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Baby Bomber Recap 7/28/12: Thunder Win Two - Pinstripe Alley - July 29, 2012 by Tanya Bondurant - Print. AAA Empire State Yankees: Game vs. Pawtucket - postponed. AA Trenton Thunder: Game 1 vs. Harrisburg Senators: W 4-3, Game 2: W 5-1, 6 innings. Game 1-. Melky Mesa 2-3, HR - 12 for his last 36 (.333) ...

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      As noted by Tanya Bondurant on July 29, 2012, "Print. AAA Empire State Yankees: Game vs. Pawtucket - postponed. AA Trenton Thunder: Game 1 vs. Harrisburg Senators: W 4-3, Game 2: W 5-1, 6 innings. Game 1-. Melky Mesa 2-3, HR - 12 for his last 36 (.333) ..." (/url?q=http://www.pinstripealley.com/2012/7/29/3199505/baby-bomber-recap-7-28-12-thunder-win-two&sa=U&ei=qg8WUKjTCenp0QGf-oCIDA&ved=0CBsQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNGcLXDNViKRgZ8EUMMWgF0CGKGVJA)
    • CFPB Director Testifies on Consumer Credit Access | C-SPAN - July 24, 2012 by http://www.c-span.org/johnrouda.com - ... Association; and Michael D. Calhoun, president, Center for Responsible Lending. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) chaired the hearing and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) served as Ranking Member. Updated: 6 hr., 12 min. ago ...

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      As noted by http://www.c-span.org/johnrouda.com on July 24, 2012, "... Association; and Michael D. Calhoun, president, Center for Responsible Lending. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) chaired the hearing and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) served as Ranking Member. Updated: 6 hr., 12 min. ago ..." (/url?q=http://www.c-span.org/Events/CFPB-Director-Testifies-on-Consumer-Credit-Access/10737432565/&sa=U&ei=7I0RUOSNHpCC8ATOioGAAw&ved=0CEgQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNEgngd736JstAGR0_dI3--yaCnx5w)
    • SHELLEY BERKLEY STATEMENT ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF - June 22, 2012 by jcq - 2009: Heller Opposed Paycheck Fairness Act. In January 2009 Heller voted against HR 12, the Paycheck Fairness Act. According to Congressional Quarterly the legislation, “would require employers seeking to justify unequal pay for male and ...

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      As noted by jcq on June 22, 2012, "2009: Heller Opposed Paycheck Fairness Act. In January 2009 Heller voted against HR 12, the Paycheck Fairness Act. According to Congressional Quarterly the legislation, “would require employers seeking to justify unequal pay for male and ..." (/url?q=http://www.shelleyberkley.com/releases/2012/shelley-berkley-statement-on-the-40th-anniversary-of-title-ix/&sa=U&ei=kqvnT_yVLobS2AW6_ZTbCQ&ved=0CCcQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNFmYfUmNWlCQPeWTH0CbMbzPlwiyA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Haryana Board HBSE 12th results 2012 - result links - June 04, 2012 by Examiner - To get the results via SMS, type HR12 and send to 56666. The board has set up helpline facility at phone number 01664-254000. We wish the HBSE 12th students all the best.

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      As noted by Examiner on June 04, 2012, "To get the results via SMS, type HR12 and send to 56666. The board has set up helpline facility at phone number 01664-254000. We wish the HBSE 12th students all the best." (http://www.examiner.com/article/haryana-board-hbse-12th-results-2012-result-links)
    • WisDems: Is fairness and equal pay for women a "distraction?" - May 23, 2012 by WisPolitics.com - [Huffington Post, 11/17/10; S. 3772, Vote 249, 11/17/10; H.R. 12, Vote 556, 7/31/08; Vote 8, 1/9/09] “The Republican hopefuls for Senate have called the economic and health care issues that are important to women 'a distraction,'" Democratic Party of ...

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      As noted by WisPolitics.com on May 23, 2012, "[Huffington Post, 11/17/10; S. 3772, Vote 249, 11/17/10; H.R. 12, Vote 556, 7/31/08; Vote 8, 1/9/09] “The Republican hopefuls for Senate have called the economic and health care issues that are important to women 'a distraction,'" Democratic Party of ..." (http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=270656)
    • 105 - Hot Springs School Board - January 30, 2012 by Rapid City Journal - 10/hr - $19.09/hr, Lisa Miller - $.10/hr - $14.97/hr, Lori Libra - $.10/hr - $15.50/hr, Kellyl Harkless $.10/hr 12.40/hr and Leah Kunnari- 69 additional hours @ $8.95 per hour. 12-137 Motion by Fischer to recognize the following volunteers ...

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      As noted by Rapid City Journal on January 30, 2012, "10/hr - $19.09/hr, Lisa Miller - $.10/hr - $14.97/hr, Lori Libra - $.10/hr - $15.50/hr, Kellyl Harkless $.10/hr 12.40/hr and Leah Kunnari- 69 additional hours @ $8.95 per hour. 12-137 Motion by Fischer to recognize the following volunteers ..." (http://rapidcityjournal.com/hotspringsstar/public_notices/hot-springs-school-board/article_d860dc0a-4b48-11e1-bb68-0019bb2963f4.html)
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