SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 140
(Senate - September 20, 2011)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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SENATE RESOLUTION 272--DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 1, 2011, AS ``NATIONAL JOBS 
                                 DAY''

  Mr. PRYOR (for himself, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Durbin) submitted the 
following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the 
Judiciary:

                              S. Res. 272

       Whereas people in the United States want to work and 
     contribute to the national economy;
       Whereas the national unemployment rate in the United States 
     remains stubbornly above 9 percent;
       Whereas the Office of Management and Budget Fiscal Year 
     2012 Mid-Session Review of the Budget projects that the 
     unemployment rate may stay above 8.3 percent in 2012;
       Whereas almost half of unemployed people in the United 
     States have been out of work for 6 months or more and more 
     than 25,000,000 people in the United States are not able to 
     find a full-time job;
       Whereas throughout the history of the United States, in 
     times of crisis, the private sector has come together and 
     helped lead the United States forward;
       Whereas the private sector can lead the economic recovery 
     by hiring workers from the United States;
       Whereas small and large businesses have the power to fuel 
     growth and help bring the United States back to normal levels 
     of employment;
       Whereas uhireU.S. is a national initiative to rally the 
     business community in the Untied States to come together in 
     its own best interest to hire 1,000,000 workers by the end of 
     2011;
       Whereas employing 1,000,000 more people will increase the 
     demand for the goods and services that businesses need to 
     sell, and increase positive sentiment toward businesses;
       Whereas uhireU.S. is supported by many non-governmental 
     organizations; and
       Whereas it is important to designate a day for everyone 
     throughout the United States to focus on overcoming the human 
     and economic costs of high unemployment: Now, therefore, be 
     it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates November 1, 2011, as ``National Jobs Day'';
       (2) encourages businesses, starting on November 1, 2011, to 
     pledge to add not less than 1 unemployed worker for each 100 
     employees; and
       (3) supports the goal of the uhireU.S. initiative to put 
     new life into the economy by promoting a wave of business 
     ingenuity that puts 1,000,000 individuals who are jobless 
     back at work by the end of 2011.

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