This month, President Obama sent to Congress a plan to create jobs and help put Americans back to work. The American Jobs Act emphasizes the importance of small businesses in our effort to rebuild America’s economy. Small businesses are the job-creating engine of our economy, employing more than half of all employees in the private sector, and they are especially critical in helping get Americans back to work and our economy back on track.
Democrats are continuing to engage with small businesses and recognize them for their important role in job creation. Through the American Jobs Act and the “Make It In America” plan, we are working to strengthen small businesses so they can grow and hire. One of the major components of the “Make It In America” plan is providing tax cuts to help small businesses grow, hire and invest, creating an environment for businesses to innovate and make products here in Maryland and throughout the Nation. But our job is not done.
Moving forward, I am committed to working with my colleagues to help small businesses create jobs and put our nation’s economy back on solid footing. I am hopeful that Democrats and Republicans will join together in meeting this top priority for Americans.
In addition, this week I was pleased to host Fifth District residents for events to discuss the future of Southern Sudan and the importance of the Pell program and Federal student aid. In the days and months ahead, I look forward to continuing to meet with constituents to discuss issues of importance to our community.
As always, thank you for allowing me to share this update with you, and please continue to share your concerns and insights with me by contacting my office.