Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today following his White House meeting with the President to discuss ways to spur job creation:
“Today’s meeting with the President reinforces our shared commitment to creating more jobs and providing relief to the millions of Americans who are out of work. President Obama inherited the worst economic crisis in generations and has brought our nation back from the brink. But too many families are still hurting, and it’s critical that we do everything possible to create jobs and strengthen the economy.
“We’re optimistic about the prospects of using renewable energy legislation to create green jobs while promoting energy efficiency. In addition, we need to continue working toward ensuring that more families can stay in their current homes and continue efforts to strengthen the housing market by extending the homebuyer tax credit. We also need to think about creative, innovative ways to encourage businesses to create new jobs and we’re committed to working with the President to do that.
“The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and other legislation passed this year is already making a real difference. We need to ensure that the recovery funds get out the door as quickly and effectively as possible while also enacting new ideas to get more Americans back to work and the economy back on track.”