House to Consider Jobs Bill; Congresswoman Pelosi Tours the Maxine Hall Health Center; NEA Grants Workshop

May 21, 2010
Pelosi Update

House to Consider Jobs Bill
The House is expected to vote soon on the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 (H.R. 4213). This bill will help create jobs by restoring credit to small businesses, extending tax incentives for American research and development, rebuilding American infrastructure, expanding summer jobs for young people, and providing tax relief for middle class American families. It will also extend unemployment benefits for those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

This jobs bill will be fully paid for by closing tax loopholes for corporations and wealthy individuals who avoid taxes through engagements overseas, end outsourcing by eliminating tax cuts designed to send jobs overseas, and make the oil industry pay to ensure there are sufficient funds to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Congresswoman Pelosi Tours the Maxine Hall Health Center in San Francisco
Last Saturday, I had the privilege of touring the Maxine Hall Health Center, a community health center serving the Western Addition community in San Francisco. This health center successfully meets the needs of a diverse population – eliminating barriers of language and location through telemedicine and translation, and increasing access to quality care as a right and not a privilege. It serves as an example for what we will accomplish with the new health insurance reform law, and as always, San Francisco is in the lead.

handedit.JPGCongresswoman Pelosi speaks about the benefits of health insurance reform to San Francisco.

I was proud to speak with community leaders about the new health insurance reform law, which will provide significant funding for community health centers, enabling them to serve many more people. This law moves toward elimination of disparities in health care and expands initiatives to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of health care professionals. To learn more about how comprehensive health insurance reform will work for you, you can visit the White House website https://www.healthreform.gov.

National Endowment for the Arts - Grants Workshop & Conversation
On Thursday my office hosted the Third Annual Arts Grants Workshop at the renowned dance center ODC in the Mission District. Robert Frankel of the National Endowment for the Arts discussed federal funding opportunities and grant applicant best practices to an audience of 100 constituents working within the creative economy. Participants had the opportunity to ask Mr. Frankel specific questions related to their work and enjoyed networking with other San Franciscans.

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