Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pelosi Slams Senate Republicans For Letting Jobs-Creation Program Expire

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Senate Republicans Thursday for failing to reauthorize funding for a subsidized jobs program that has created 240,000 jobs in 37 states.

The federal wage subsidy will expire Sept. 30 unless Congress extends the program by ponying up another $2.5 billion.

"It's been as positive an initiative for job creation as you can make," Pelosi told reporters after a speech at San Francisco State University Thursday. "Unfortunately -- you'll hear me say this many times -- we have passed it over and over again in the House, waiting for some action from the Senate."

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