Posts Tagged ‘Jobs bill’

Daily Fill: Headlines & News

March 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Health Care ‘Corrections’ Bill Omits Special Construction Rule
Health Reform’s Winners And Losers
One jobs bill down … what happens next?
Only 9 Metropolitan Areas Add Construction Jobs
Industry Leaders Talk BIM At Texas MHC Conference

Tiger Woods Interview
NCAA Mens Basketball Bracket After The Weekend

FYI we have been awakened from our sleeper pick
Umm…our bad!  Bracket Fail.

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Obama To Sign $17.6 Billion Jobs Bill

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Obama expected to sign the $17.6 Billion jobs creation bill today.  Written into the legislation:

  • Exempt employers from Social Security payroll taxes on new hires who were unemployed.
  • Fund highway and transit programs through 2010.
  • Extend a tax break for business that spend money on capital investments, such as equipment purchases.
  • Expand the use of the Build America Bonds program, which helps states and municipalities fund capital construction projects.

This is the first job creation bill to hit the president’s desk since he trumpeted the need to spur employment during January’s State of the Union address. However, it is viewed by some lawmakers, economists and business leaders as relatively small and ineffective.

High expectations or Hot Air?

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of a bill.

“The jobs bill passed today will stabilize the federal highway and public transportation programs to help maximize employment and economic activity in the 2010 construction season.

More from the ARTBA.

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Daily Fill: Headlines & Industry News

March 8, 2010 Leave a comment
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Daily Fill: Headlines

March 5, 2010 Leave a comment
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$15 Billion Jobs Bill; To Pass Or Not To Pass

February 23, 2010 Leave a comment

 Senator Scott Brown along with four other republicans help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) advance bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scored a victory Monday when Sen. Scott Brown and four other Republicans helped to advance his $15 billion jobs bill.

The procedural vote was approved 62-30 and allowed Democrats to move toward passage of the legislation considered crucial for President Barack Obama. It also marks the first time this year that Reid won support from the other side on a contentious bill.

Is this good or bad?

Umm.. bipartisanship, [what is that?]


The Senate easily passed a $15 billion jobs bill on Wednesday morning amid hope that the measure could provide a blueprint for other items on President Obama’s agenda.

[bipartisan vote] – wow

UPDATE: 2/25/2010

Congressional Black Caucus members are dismissing a $15 billion jobs bill as inadequate, forcing House leaders to rethink their plan to vote on the measure Friday.

I’m offended that it’s been called a jobs bill,” CBC Vice Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) told reporters. “I will not stand up in the district that I represent… and say we just did a jobs bill. I think people are smarter than that. This is a tax cut bill and a little piece of a transportation bill.”

[full update]

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