U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Supports The American Jobs Act of 2011; Calls for Immediate Action

As women and small business owners face losses in  demand and jobs, it is imperative that Congress act now to spur consumer spending, investments in business growth and job creation.

Washington, DC, October 11, 2011 -- Today, the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce™ (uswcc.org), representing over 500,000 members from all across America, lends full support for The American Jobs Act of 2011 and calls upon Congress to quickly pass this legislation that will drive much needed growth and job creation in America.

"It is time for Congress to step up strongly in support of Main Street businesses through the smart and direct actions of The American Jobs Act of 2011.  This act combines short-run stimulus that will spur business growth and hiring with long-term measures that will reduce the deficit," says Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce.  "We can't afford more delays when so many families are hurting and small businesses struggling to stay afloat, " continues Dorfman. "The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce calls upon Congress to act now to pass this legislation and support America's return to economic stability and growth."

"The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce supports the tax cuts for job creators and investments in infrastructure contained within The American Jobs Act of 2011 and the surtax on millionaires to raise the revenues necessary to fund this stimulus and investment program," adds Dorfman.  "The net sum of this legislation is increased after tax income that places more money in the hands of consumers thereby increasing consumer demand and stimulating our economy across a broad spectrum."

"There is still much to do to restore our American economy.  But, The American Jobs Act of 2011 is a good start for today -- putting more money in the hands of American consumers, increasing demand and spurring business hiring," concludes Dorfman.

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce™ (uswcc.org) is the leading independent advocate for women on economic and leadership issues. The USWCC creates opportunities and change for women by building a strong community voice, advocating for members, and providing programs and benefits to support the economic growth of women across America. The USWCC is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 2001; its headquarters offices are located in Washington, D.C.  Contact the USWCC at 888-418-7922.


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