(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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  (Ms. WILSON of Florida asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Ms. WILSON of Florida. Mr. Speaker, this week, the class of 2013 
graduates from college. This Congress is offering them a terrible 
graduation present. The bill we're voting on today would increase the 
long-term cost of student loans in order to pay for a budget deficit 
that college students did not create. But worse, this Congress is doing 
absolutely nothing to address the core challenge in their lives: jobs, 
jobs, jobs.
  The class of 2013 is entering the most difficult job market of any 
graduating class in memory. Many who have the good fortune to receive 
jobs will not be using their university-level skills or earning a 
living wage.
  It has been 872 days since I arrived in Congress, and not one vote on 
jobs. Mr. Speaker, for the sake of the class of 2013, I urge you to 
bring the American Jobs Act to the floor for a vote. It deserves a 
vote. Our mantra should be: jobs, jobs, jobs.