Governor John Kitzhaber of Oregon says that in his state, "the American Jobs Act will translate into almost 9,000 jobs for vital transportation, school infrastructure projects for idle construction workers, funding for our schools and incentives for small businesses to put people back to work."
Most importantly. says Kitzhaber, the jobs that are created will be "good middle income family wage jobs," which will create a significant economic ripple across the state. "In an economic crisis we need to be investing in the economy--we need to be investing in job creation and I think the American Jobs Act is exactly what we need at the right time and certainly for Oregon and I think for America."
See how other elected officials say the American Jobs Act will impact their communities:
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, California
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Maryland
Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, Colorado
Mayor Mark Mallory of Cincinnati, Ohio
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky
Mayor Sly James of Kansas City
Mayor Phil Gordon of Phoenix, Arizona