Seated left to right: Senator Mark Warner, Governor Tim Kaine, Senator Jim Webb
Standing left to right: Glenn Nye (VA-02), Tom Perriello (VA-05), Jim Moran (VA-08), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Bobby Scott (VA-03)
I want to thank all of Virginia’s Congressional legislators pictured above and Rick Boucher (VA-09) who voted in favor of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 … it contains provisions that will create and save thousands of jobs in Virginia and millions in American including:
Jobs to Rebuild Infrastructure: Creates numerous jobs in the short-term by providing needed funds to update our nation’s aging roads and bridges … creates jobs for the construction of commuter and light rail transit systems … creates hundreds of thousands of jobs by investing in projects that will clean our nation’s water, strengthen flood control, and restore our environment.
Tax Cuts to Encourage Job Creation: Gives incentives for businesses to create new jobs by offering tax credits to companies that hire recently discharged unemployed veterans and young adults who have finished school and have had trouble finding work .. and Energy tax incentives will encourage the creation of ‘green’ jobs in the energy efficiency industry.
Assistance to Workers Impacted by the Recession: Provides funding to help unemployed Americans find jobs, including funding for job training, summer jobs for youth, Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants, matching unemployed individuals with job openings, and placing low-income older Americans in community service
Energy Industry: Creates hundreds of thousands of jobs by investing in new energy initiatives and energy efficiency measures.
Science and Technology Industry: Expands jobs at agencies conducting critical research, including biomedical research into widespread diseases the National Institutes of Health, and climate change research at NASA.
Health Care Industry: Creates hundreds of thousands of jobs by providing funding to encourage doctors and hospitals to implement health information technology systems.
I encourage you to call your members of Congress and thank them for supporting this important legislation (or let them know you are unhappy with their vote) … Senate switchboard: 202-224-3121 … House switchboard: 202-225-3121 …