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

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS



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

                              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 
       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 
       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.