Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on President Obama's "American Jobs Act"
President Obama laid out a comprehensive plan to save jobs and put more Americans back to work. As our country recovers from the worst recession since the Great Depression, we must invest in our small businesses, infrastructure and technology sectors that are creating the jobs of the future in our cities. Of the investments for highway and transit modernization projects, the President’s plan will make immediate investments of at least $1,594,000,000 in Illinois that could support a minimum of 20,700 jobs. I applaud President Obama’s vision and leadership for innovation, fiscal responsibility and bipartisanship to put hard-working Americans across our city to work.