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Jobs bill passes

In Legislation Today on August 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Today, the House of Representatives passed and the president signed a bill that will provide help for states by preventing as many as 160,000 teacher layoffs and 900,000 public and private sector layoffs. You can see how many teachers got help in your state in this interactive map.

Frances Perkins would approve. We are especially proud that a member of our advisory council, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-1), spoke in favor of the bill from the floor.

Here she is at the bill’s signing, second from the left, standing between Congressman David Obey and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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