Baucus, Tester respond to Legislature’s Jobs Bill resolution

Measure urges Congress to create jobs, invest in infrastructure

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Max and Jon Tester today released the following statements after the Montana House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 12.  The legislation calls on Congress to pass a jobs bill that invests in Montana’s “critical infrastructure.”


“We have a responsibility to act. Hard working Montanans have lost their jobs. Behind the numbers are Montana families who are hurting,” said Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.  “I’m committed to ensuring the economic recovery legislation will help create good-paying jobs, and you can bet I’m committed to making sure it’s right for Montana. This resolution is good news and proof my Congressional colleagues are ready to buckle down and get this Jobs Bill done.”


“Now is not the time for lawmakers to vote against jobs,” said Tester, a member of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee.  “It’s time to rebuild our economy from the ground up by creating jobs and investing in infrastructure that will pay us back for generations to come.  Passing this resolution was a bipartisan show of support for the Jobs Bill.  Republicans and Democrats and Libertarians and Independents need to work together in partnership to create local jobs and turn around our country’s struggling economy.”

Text of the resolution, which passed the House with a vote of 54-46, is available online HERE.