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House and Senate Democrats are set
to proposes a series of jobs bills after
there return from August recess.
"Getting our deficit and debt under control is one of the most important things we need to do to get our economy growing and creating jobs again, and that is the goal of the joint committee," Steel said to the Hill. "Rep. Larson's proposal sounds like a scheme for more of the same failed 'stimulus' government spending."
“President Obama has got to come out for a jobs bill soon, because his re-election is going to depend on it,” Rep. Conyers stated.
In the Senate chamber, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is set to sponsor a bill that will provide job opportunities for at-risk youth ages 18 to 24 t who have dropped out of school or have had brushes with the law, called the Urban Jobs Act of 2011.
The bill initially would request $20 million dollars to fund the act, then the amount would increase by $10 million every year for the next four years until it reaches a $60 million cap in 2016.
"Job training programs for our youth is an investment that will help our local economy and have a lasting positive impact in our community," said Gillibrand during a Queens, NY press conference event on August 18th.