House Votes to Save and Create 319,000 Jobs; Groundbreaking at the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco

Aug 13, 2010
Pelosi Update

House Votes to Save and Create 319,000 Jobs
On Tuesday, the House passed the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act to save and create nearly 320,000 American jobs. This legislation will save 161,000 teaching jobs, including 16,500 teacher positions here in California – just in time for the coming school year. The Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act is completely paid-for, in part by closing costly tax loopholes that encourage corporations to ship American jobs overseas. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that this bill will reduce the deficit by $1.4 billion over 10 years. After passing the House by a vote of 247 to 161, this bill was signed into law by President Obama.

Republicans in Congress would rather support the deficit-busting Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest few than provide funds urgently needed to prevent law enforcement officers, teachers, firefighters, and nurses from losing their jobs. Democrats are committed to moving America forward – creating good-paying American jobs and providing tax cuts for the middle-class. We are not going back.

Groundbreaking at the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco
On Wednesday, I was proud to attend the groundbreaking of the Transbay Transit Center, a new transit and high-speed rail station in downtown San Francisco. The multi-modal station will serve 11 transportation systems – increasing public transit options, reducing congestion on our roads, and cutting carbon emissions. Through this strong public-private partnership, the Transbay Transit Center will create 48,000 new jobs, including as many as 500 jobs this year.

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Congresswoman Pelosi joins Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Senator Barbara Boxer, Chairman George Miller, and local leaders to break ground on the new Transbay Transit Center.

For generations, San Francisco and California have stood as beacons of innovation for the nation and the world. In breaking ground on the Transbay Transit Center, we are taking another step forward for the workers and families of San Francisco, the Bay Area, and California. Their hopes are riding on us.

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Sincerely,
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Member of Congress