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Senate GOP Filibuster Kills “Bring The Jobs Home” Bill

WASHINGTON–Once again, a Senate Republican filibuster killed a pro-worker bill, the Bring The Jobs Home Act, to extend tax credits to firms which do just that. By a 54-42 vote on July 30, lawmakers tried to cut off the GOP talkathon against the Bring The Jobs Home Act. The measure would yank tax deductions from firms that off-shore U.S. jobs while extending a 20 percent federal tax credit to those that return off-shored jobs to our shores. Senators needed 60 votes to cut off the debate, and didn’t get them.

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Laborers’ O’Sullivan: D.C. Political Paralysis Prevents Highway-Mass Transit Bill Solution

              WASHINGTON (PAI)–D.C. political paralysis, with lawmakers “licking their fingers to see which way the wind is blowing” and worrying about re-election, prevents passage of a comprehensive highway-mass transit bill, including a gas tax increase to pay for those repairs, Laborers President Terry O’Sullivan says.             O’Sullivan laid the blame on that gridlock during a joint […]

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