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Franken Comments On Obama’s Jobs Speech

Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 5:21 am

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s speech outlining his plan to create jobs.

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“Our top priority must be getting people back to work. The President presented a smart plan that will create needed American jobs and won’t add a dime to the deficit. This plan will benefit Minnesota, and Congress needs to act on it quickly.

“This package would put lots of Minnesotans back to work, including teachers, first responders, and construction workers, and put more money in the pockets of our state’s working families.

“I have been a strong advocate for improving the country’s infrastructure and I was especially pleased to hear the President say that we must focus on building things like roads, bridges, airports, water and sewage treatment plants, and rail.

“We have so many men and women in construction who are on the bench, and have been for a long time. We should get them rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure so we can compete with the rest of the world.”

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