Today's Date: July 1, 2022
Mrs. Flowers Takes the Helm at Comfort Home Care, Rockville, MD   •   RNR Tire Express Surprises Tampa-Area Woman with New Car in Mother's Day Giveaway   •   Citizens for Judicial Fairness and Reverend Al Sharpton Applaud Nomination of Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to Third Circuit   •   Tracey Hayes from MicroAge Named on CRN's 2022 Women of the Channel Power 70 Solution Providers List   •   NCCI Golf Event Generates $25,000 for Kids' Chance of America Scholarships   •   Four recipients of the 2022 Awards of Excellence in Nursing announced from Indigenous Services Canada   •   Equitable Bank Releases Inaugural ESG Performance Report   •   Global Surrogacy Services Announces Outreach to Potential Gestational Surrogates in Three Southwestern States   •   VNA Health Care Discusses the Importance of Mammography and Cervical Cancer Screenings   •   New Survey Reveals Lack of Knowledge among U.S. Women about Uterine Health, Including Fibroid Symptoms and Treatment Options   •   Closing the Health Disparity Gap for Black Women   •   Eight Ameriprise Financial Advisors Named to the Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors List   •   Xfinity Stream app Launches on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD   •   Five Bluum Standouts Honored on CRN 2022 Women of the Channel List   •   Cinemark Brings the Ultimate Cinematic Experience to Riverton with Mountain View Village Theatre Now Open   •   Mia Becar to Launch Equity Crowdfunding Campaign   •   EA SPORTS™ F1® 22 Launches Worldwide Today   •   Tractor Supply Company Celebrates Service Members With Nationwide Discount on the Fourth of July and Announces Grant Donation fo   •   Checkmarx' Ana Lucia Amaral Honored as a CRN 2022 Woman of the Channel   •   Prime Capital Investment Advisors Partners With Female-led Crossvault Capital Management
Bookmark and Share

CBC Chairwoman Applauds Jobs for America Act

 Washington D.C. –  Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement applauding introduction of the Local Jobs for America Act by Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller. 

 

“While state and local governments are laying people off in order to balance their budgets it is essential for Congress to create public and private sector jobs in communities across America.

 

“Chairman Miller’s Local Jobs for America Act is a critically important piece of legislation that directly addresses the needs of working men and women struggling to meet the needs of their families.

 

“While the national unemployment rate is now below 10 percent, unemployment among African Americans is at 15.8 percent and Latinos at 12.4 percent. These figures illustrate that our economic recovery has been uneven and many communities continue to suffer disproportionately.

 

“The Local Jobs for America Act is one piece of a multifaceted approach to stimulate the economy, create jobs and respond to the needs of the chronically unemployed and underemployed, as well as populations who are living below the poverty line.

 

“This legislation reflects the work of members of the Congressional Black Caucus have teamed with Chairman Miller to craft provisions in this bill that directly address the needs of the chronically unemployed.”

 

Among the provisions in the bill sought by members of the CBC are:

 

  • Targeting funding to community-based organizations serving communities with poverty rates of 12 percent and/or unemployment rates that are 2 percent or more than the national average.

 

  • On-the-job training for thousands seeking new skills for a new economy.

 

  • Targeting those communities hit hardest by the recession especially the chronically unemployed and underemployed. 

 

  • Support programs that retrain, rehire and hire teachers, law enforcement officers and firefighters

 

 

- 30 -

Congressional Black Caucus
2444 Rayburn Building
Washington
, DC 20515 
(202) 226-9776 (T)
(202) 225-9817 (F)



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News