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Illinois Governor Quinn Backs American Jobs Act

Governor Quinn Statement on President’s Announcement of the American Jobs Act

CHICAGO – September 8, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today issued a statement following President Obama’s announcement of the American Jobs Act:

“Tonight, the President laid out a plan that will put Americans back to work now. We in Illinois applaud President Obama’s vision for American innovation, infrastructure, fiscal responsibility and bipartisanship. As our country recovers from the worst recession in decades, we must invest in our small businesses and the sectors that are creating the jobs of today and tomorrow. I support the President’s plan, and I stand with him in calling on Congress to put aside partisan politics and do their part for America’s working families.”