Chairman Cleaver’s Statement on the 100th Day of the 112th Congress Without a Jobs Bill
For Immediate Release: April 14, 2011
Communications Director: Stephanie L. Young o: c:
Chairman Cleaver’s Statement on the 100th Day of the 112th Congress Without A Jobs Bill
Washington, DC- Today, Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement on the 100th Day of the 112thCongress without a jobs bill:
“ Today marks the 100th day of in the 112th Congress, which means 100 days for the House of Representatives under Republican Leadership. As the Congressional Black Caucus prepares to present our Fiscal Year 2012 Alternative Budget, the Republican Leadership has yet to offer one jobs bill or any solutions for job creation.
“Instead they continue to offer draconian cuts that will critically wound and significantly impact vulnerable communities. Stripping our children of educational opportunities, ending Medicare as we know it, raising health care costs for seniors, and cutting vital programs for our communities.
“Our nation’s communities of color have been hit hardest by the effects of the recession. Even as our nation’s economy slowly emerges from the recession, our communities experience disproportionately higher rates of unemployment, home foreclosure, educational disadvantages, and economic hardships. As a result, vulnerable communities increasingly rely on public programs to meet their basic needs, but these are the programs the Republican leadership eradicates with their budget.
“No jobs, just cuts. No investment in our communities, no recovery. We must do better–we owe it to the American people.”
- Chairman Cleaver, II