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Shaheen joins campaign to refocus Washington on job creation and economic growth

(Washington, DC) – With economic recovery in New Hampshire and across the country still slow-moving, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is renewing her call for Washington to focus on job creation, economic growth, and strengthening the middle class. This morning, Shaheen joined twelve senators at a Capitol Hill press conference to kick of a campaign to promote legislation that will spur the manufacturing industry and create jobs. The legislative package unveiled this morning includes two of Shaheen’s bipartisan proposals, the On-the-Job Training Act of 2013 and the Small Business Export Growth Act, which will help grow the economy and create jobs.   

“The manufacturing industry has to be part of any efforts to create jobs and grow the economy in New Hampshire and across the nation, especially considering the industry employs more than ten percent of New Hampshire’s workforce,” said Shaheen. “The commonsense, bipartisan proposals I’ve introduced will help our small businesses grow, create jobs, and stay competitive in the global economy by making it easier to tap into emerging markets and by training workers.”

“I hope we can work together in a bipartisan manner to move forward on these common-sense plans that will spur economic growth and help create jobs.”

In addition, this morning Shaheen also pointed to the bipartisan Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development (CREED) Act that she cosponsored as a way to bolster the economy and help create jobs. The bill, which passed the Senate Committee on Small Business in June, would offer low-cost access to capital for the purposes of growing and expanding. In recent weeks, Shaheen has toured New Hampshire to meet with small businesses and employers to discuss her efforts in Washington to help New Hampshire businesses grow and expand. 

Earlier this year, Shaheen also joined state officials at a groundbreaking for the new Manchester Job Corps which will train young people in New Hampshire for careers in the advanced manufacturing, construction, health care, homeland security, hospitality and information technology industries.