|Congressman Carson Votes to Create Thousands of Hoosier Jobs|
March 5, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman André Carson released the following statement after voting to pass the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, which will create hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country, including many for struggling Hoosiers. This bipartisan bill provides small businesses with tax incentives to hire unemployed workers and makes it easier for them to participate in critical infrastructure construction projects.
"With our state's unemployment rate hovering near ten percent, it's my top priority to ensure that all Hoosiers have access to steady, well-paying jobs," said Congressman Carson. "I was proud to vote for this bipartisan bill, which builds on the success of the Recovery Act and provides a needed boost to our job-creation efforts. The HIRE Act will give small businesses the help they need to invest in new, well-paying jobs across the country, including thousands right here in Indiana.
"Putting Americans back to work as quickly as possible is not a partisan issue. In the coming year, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass initiatives that will bring working Americans a chance to build a stable future for themselves and their families."
More information on the HIRE Act:
The HIRE Act includes a payroll tax holiday for businesses that hire unemployed workers to help create nearly 300,000 new jobs, and an income tax credit of $1,000 for businesses that retain these employees. It also includes tax cuts to help small businesses invest, expand and hire more workers; provisions to make it easier for states to take up infrastructure projects such as school construction and energy retrofitting; and an extension of the Highway Trust Fund that allows for billions of dollars in infrastructure development around the country.
The Recovery Act has already saved or created over 2 million jobs. Through the Recovery Act, 95 percent of working Americans continue to see the benefit of one of the largest tax cuts in history in every paycheck. The House also passed the comprehensive Jobs for Main Street Act to make targeted investments in areas that will grow our economy over the long term - including highways, public transit, construction, small businesses, job training, and the hiring and retaining of teachers, police officers and firefighters.
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