U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Supports The American Jobs Act of 2011; Calls for Immediate Action
As women and small business owners face losses in demand and
jobs, it is imperative that Congress act now to spur consumer spending,
investments in business growth and job creation.
Washington, DC, October 11, 2011 -- Today, the U.S. Women's Chamber of
Commerce™ (uswcc.org), representing over 500,000 members from all
across America, lends full support for The American Jobs Act of 2011 and
calls upon Congress to quickly pass this legislation that will drive much
needed growth and job creation in America.
time for Congress to step up strongly in support of Main Street businesses
through the smart and direct actions of The American Jobs Act of 2011. This act combines short-run stimulus that
will spur business growth and hiring with long-term measures that will reduce
the deficit," says Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women's Chamber of
Commerce. "We can't afford more
delays when so many families are hurting and small businesses struggling to
stay afloat, " continues Dorfman.
"The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce calls upon Congress to act
now to pass this legislation and support America's return to economic stability
U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce supports the tax cuts for job creators and
investments in infrastructure contained within The American Jobs Act of 2011 and
the surtax on millionaires to raise the revenues necessary to fund this
stimulus and investment program,"
adds Dorfman. "The net sum
of this legislation is increased after tax income that places more money in the
hands of consumers thereby increasing consumer demand and stimulating our
economy across a broad spectrum."
is still much to do to restore our American economy. But, The American Jobs Act of 2011 is a good
start for today -- putting more money in the hands of American consumers,
increasing demand and spurring business hiring," concludes Dorfman.
The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™ (uswcc.org) is the leading
independent advocate for women on economic and leadership issues. The USWCC
creates opportunities and change for women by building a strong community
voice, advocating for members, and providing programs and benefits to support the
economic growth of women across America. The USWCC is a not-for-profit 501(c)6
organization founded in 2001; its headquarters offices are located in
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