Congresswoman Hirono: Jobs for Teachers and Budget Relief for States Supported Over Interests of Corporations that Ship American Jobs Overseas

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today voted to secure education jobs as well as provide Medicaid support to states.  The U.S. House voted 247 to 161 to pass H.R. 1586, the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act, which passed the Senate on August 5th.

This bill means more than $100 million to Hawaii to help keep teachers on the job and to help the state pay for Medicaid.

The bill is paid for, and the bill’s opponents know this.

One of the ways we pay for the bill is by closing a tax loophole that is used by corporations shipping jobs overseas. In fact, some are voting against this bill because of this tax provision.

I’m voting to support working families in America and to end incentives to move jobs out of America.

Submitted by Congresswoman Hirono’s office

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  1. Why should states that are fiscally responsible have to bailout states that are not? Why do we need the money, didn’t we just fix the school issue by taking money from the Huricane fund? Lets just say, No Thank You. We don’t even know what strings have been attached. Once again our Democratic Reps are spending us into poverty.

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