The "pro-business" positions of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce aren't typically in line with the views of Democrats like Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev. But today, the chamber praised Titus for supporting the $787 billion federal stimulus bill, which the group also backed.
Here's the text of the press release from the chamber:
Supporting Legislation that Creates Jobs
Nevada Set to Gain 34,000 Jobs Over the Next Two Years
WASHINGTON, DC— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) for backing the recently-passed economic recovery plan, a major first step toward igniting consumption and investment, creating jobs and jumpstarting Nevada’s economy.
“Since the elections, we’ve worked with the President and Congresswoman Titus to quickly pass a bill that would apply a defibrillator to the economy and shock it back to life,” said Bruce Josten, the U.S. Chamber’s executive vice president of Government Affairs.
“While not everyone in Washington or Nevada agrees on every item in this package, the whole is more important than the individual parts,” Josten said. “Our economy is in uncharted and dangerous waters and inaction from Washington is not an option.”
According to the Obama administration, Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District is set to gain 12,800 jobs over the next two years, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“Now that this bill is a law, the real work must begin,” Josten said. “To quickly put Americans back to work and stimulate long term growth, the spending from this bill must be allocated quickly but responsibility.”
The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.