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111th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 824

To establish a Jobs Creation Coordinator in the Department of Commerce 
  to ensure that agencies in the Department use resources in a manner 
   that maximizes the maintenance and creation of jobs in the United 
                    States, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 2, 2009

 Ms. Snowe (for herself and Mr. Begich) introduced the following bill; 
    which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
                      Science, and Transportation

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                                 A BILL


 
To establish a Jobs Creation Coordinator in the Department of Commerce 
  to ensure that agencies in the Department use resources in a manner 
   that maximizes the maintenance and creation of jobs in the United 
                    States, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Jobs Coordinator for Sustainable 
American Recovery Act of 2009'' or the ``Jobs CSAR Act of 2009''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) With global economic conditions at their most 
        challenging in generations, there is an urgent and critical 
        need to preserve and create jobs in the United States.
            (2) Given it's statutory mission ``to foster, promote, and 
        develop the foreign and domestic commerce'' of the United 
        States (section 3 of the Act entitled ``An Act to establish the 
        Department of Commerce and Labor'', approved February 14, 1903 
        (15 U.S.C. 1512)), the Department of Commerce has a significant 
        interest in preserving and creating jobs in the United States.
            (3) The potential of the Department of Commerce to preserve 
        and create jobs in the United States may be challenged by the 
        disparate focuses of its various constituent agencies, so it is 
        imperative to coordinate at a high level in the hierarchy of 
        the Department efforts among such agencies to maximize job 
        preservation and creation in the United States.

SEC. 3. JOBS CREATION COORDINATOR.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Commerce shall establish a Jobs 
Creation Coordinator (in this section referred to as the 
``Coordinator'') who shall report to the Secretary to ensure that 
agencies in the Department of Commerce use resources in a manner that 
maximizes the maintenance and creation of jobs in the United States.
    (b) Duties.--The duties of the Coordinator include the following:
            (1) Assess the number and quality of private sector jobs 
        that result from programs of the Department of Commerce.
            (2) Develop a plan to use existing statutory authority for 
        the Department to improve the number of private sector jobs in 
        the United States maintained or created by programs of the 
        Department.
            (3) Review periodically the plan developed under paragraph 
        (2) to assess the effectiveness of the plan.
            (4) Revise the plan developed under paragraph (2) to 
        incorporate the findings from the periodic review under 
        paragraph (3).
            (5) Acting through the Office of the Secretary, coordinate 
        with Congress regarding additional authority for the Department 
        to enhance the ability of the Department to maintain and create 
        private sector jobs in the United States through programs of 
        the Department.
            (6) Provide oversight for the implementation of policies or 
        statutory authority of the Department that enhance the ability 
        of the Department to maintain and create private sector jobs in 
        the United States through programs of the Department.
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