Tag: HR 4290

Putting People to Work: HR 4290 — NOW, not Someday

Putting People back to work, takes more than rhetoric — it takes Action.

It takes Dollars. It takes investing in Main Street — for real.

It takes turning those Unemployment Checks into Paychecks!

It take compassion and guts. Putting People back to work takes HR 4290.

Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.) writes in a 12/03/09 op-ed:

“Second, I intend to introduce the New Deal for a New Economy Act (H.R. 4290), legislation that creates a hybrid of Roosevelt’s WPA and an expanded version of the Conservation Corps of the 1970s. This bill will authorize a multiyear grant program administered by the Department of Labor to provide funding for the creation of resource management positions on federal and state lands, public works projects on the state and local level, and public interest work with community-based nonprofit organizations. This legislation would provide a lifeline to the many Americans who find themselves out of work and out of hope… “