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Casey on Compromise Passage Urges a Renewed Focus to Jump Start Job Creation

August 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement after the Senate passed a bipartisan compromise to avoid default and cut government spending:

“This compromise isn’t perfect, but it does avoid default and includes significant spending cuts to help put our fiscal house in order. Today, a compromise to avoid default and to avoid more economic pain came down to the wire. There is enough uncertainty in the economy without Washington adding more. This is no way to govern.

“It is time for Washington to put aside partisan politics and work to solve the problems facing Pennsylvania and the United States. In the past few weeks more bad economic news has shown the fragility of the recovery. There are still 479,000 Pennsylvanians out of work and economic growth has slowed. Spurring job creation and protecting Pennsylvania manufacturers from unfair trade practices must be back on the agenda.

“We need to jump start job creation now.”