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  • Latest Action: Oct 11, 2011 Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the bill made in Senate.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on October 11, 2011, with a roll call of 50 ayes, 49 nays, and 1 not voting.

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  • 69% of users support S.1660

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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. Previously S.1549.

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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. Previously S.1549.

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    • National Education Association

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    • National League of Cities

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    • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

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    • Economic Policy Institute

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    • National Federation of Independent Business

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    • Americans for Tax Reform

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On October 17, 2011, by bea912er - im still studying it. its mired with more junk

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      As noted by bea912er, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 17, 2011, "im still studying it. its mired with more junk"
    • On October 17, 2011, by moionfire - I can't believe no one has commented on this bill yet...

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    • On February 23, 2012, by Geraldin - Unemployment is one of the chronic dilemma every country was trying to eradicate. Record shows that 13 million Americans still remain out of work. It is a difficult job market out there, and anything one can due to hedge his or her bet is a good thing. The secret to earning a job is a great interview. What one does to plan for that interview can make all the main difference. Source of article: <a title="Preparing for a job interview" href="https://personalmoneynetwork.com/moneyblog/2012/02/17/prep-for-job-interview/">Preparing for a job interview</a>

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      As noted by Geraldin, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 23, 2012, "Unemployment is one of the chronic dilemma every country was trying to eradicate. Record shows that 13 million Americans still remain out of work. It is a difficult job market out there, and anything one can due to hedge his or her bet is a good thing. The secret to earning a job is a great interview. What one does to plan for that interview can make all the main difference. Source of article: <a title="Preparing for a job interview" href="https://personalmoneynetwork.com/moneyblog/2012/02/17/prep-for-job-interview/">Preparing for a job interview</a> "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Sen. Phil Bartlett calls on Treasurer Poliquin to resign - May 30, 2012 by Mkazas - Citizensnews: S.1660 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/gfOxZQGK S.1549 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/y5z88KnE #mepolitics · 1 hour ago from TweetDeck · realmaineperson: @BruceBourgoine Dunlop, Dill, ...

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      As noted by Mkazas on May 30, 2012, "Citizensnews: S.1660 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/gfOxZQGK S.1549 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/y5z88KnE #mepolitics &middot; 1 hour ago from TweetDeck &middot; realmaineperson: @BruceBourgoine Dunlop, Dill, ..." (/url?q=http://www.thestateofmaine.org/sen-phil-bartlett-calls-on-treasurer-poliquin-to-resign/&sa=U&ei=W3rWT9vuEMea2AXP2I2OCw&ved=0CD8QmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNFrLbFkI6k0Vuw_6BF5hTz1zWtyog)
    • Sen. Phil Bartlett calls on Treasurer Poliquin to resign - May 30, 2012 by Mkazas - Citizensnews: S.1660 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/gfOxZQGK S.1549 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/y5z88KnE #mepolitics · 1 hour ago from TweetDeck · realmaineperson: @BruceBourgoine Dunlop, Dill, ...

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      As noted by Mkazas on May 30, 2012, "Citizensnews: S.1660 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/gfOxZQGK S.1549 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/y5z88KnE #mepolitics &middot; 1 hour ago from TweetDeck &middot; realmaineperson: @BruceBourgoine Dunlop, Dill, ..." (/url?q=http://www.thestateofmaine.org/sen-phil-bartlett-calls-on-treasurer-poliquin-to-resign/&sa=U&ei=QibWT97LEYiO2wWsjomWDw&ved=0CEQQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNHGCUEL-C8YzYSa7TF4T415hEtjuw)
    • Sen. Phil Bartlett calls on Treasurer Poliquin to resign - May 30, 2012 by Mkazas - Citizensnews: S.1660 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/gfOxZQGK S.1549 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/y5z88KnE #mepolitics · 1 hour ago from TweetDeck · realmaineperson: @BruceBourgoine Dunlop, Dill, ...

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      As noted by Mkazas on May 30, 2012, "Citizensnews: S.1660 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/gfOxZQGK S.1549 - American Jobs Act of 2011: http://t.co/y5z88KnE #mepolitics &middot; 1 hour ago from TweetDeck &middot; realmaineperson: @BruceBourgoine Dunlop, Dill, ..." (/url?q=http://www.thestateofmaine.org/sen-phil-bartlett-calls-on-treasurer-poliquin-to-resign/&sa=U&ei=JBvWT-mrE4eW2QWOpqGYDw&ved=0CEQQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNFQiaFQWQ8PEaK_aX9vBMb5dl_ByA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Boston’s AEW pays $26.6M for LoDo’s 1660 Wynkoop - July 18, 2012 by The Business Journal - More evidence has emerged that Denver’s LoDo is one of the most coveted areas for office-space users not only in the region, but nationally, with the recent sale of 1660 Wynkoop St. AEW Capital Management, based in Boston, bought the 65,715 ...

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      As noted by The Business Journal on July 18, 2012, "More evidence has emerged that Denver’s LoDo is one of the most coveted areas for office-space users not only in the region, but nationally, with the recent sale of 1660 Wynkoop St. AEW Capital Management, based in Boston, bought the 65,715 ..." (http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/real_deals/2012/07/bostons-aew-pays-27m-for-lodos-1660.html)
    • LETTER: Scott Brown shows two jobs faces - March 27, 2012 by Patriot Ledger - I’m a bit confused by Sen. Scott Brown’s recent column (“Keystone pipeline was a missed opportunity,” March 16). He says his reason for supporting the controversial pipeline from Canada is “creating 20,000 shovel-ready” jobs. But given that the

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      As noted by Patriot Ledger on March 27, 2012, "I’m a bit confused by Sen. Scott Brown’s recent column (“Keystone pipeline was a missed opportunity,” March 16). He says his reason for supporting the controversial pipeline from Canada is “creating 20,000 shovel-ready” jobs. But given that the" (http://www.patriotledger.com/letters/x121055940/LETTER-Scott-Brown-shows-two-jobs-faces)
    • LakeVille School District sees partial decrease in student enrollment during student count day - February 08, 2012 by MLive.com - LakeVille's student count was 1,586 for February 2012, less than last year's 1,660 count. LakeVille Schools Superintendent Vickie Luoma said she would prefer if the school's enrollment had an increase rather than a decrease. "Many families have ...

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      As noted by MLive.com on February 08, 2012, "LakeVille's student count was 1,586 for February 2012, less than last year's 1,660 count. LakeVille Schools Superintendent Vickie Luoma said she would prefer if the school's enrollment had an increase rather than a decrease. "Many families have ..." (http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/02/student_count_lakeville.html)
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