Press release: Udall talks job act

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about President Obama’s jobs plan, which was sent to Congress on Monday. He also previewed a congressional reception held later in the day in recognition of Medal of Honor recipient Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, a Santa Fe native. For the audio, click here.

Below is a timeline of Senator Udall’s remarks:

00:00 – Udall opens the conversation by discussing President Obama’s jobs plan, The American Jobs Act, which would spur innovation and invest in education and infrastructure to create jobs. He also gave a preview of a congressional ceremony and reception in recognition of New Mexico’s own Medal of Honor recipient, SFC Leroy Petry.

02:40 – Highlights bipartisan proposals within President Obama’s job package.

03:40 – Discusses the process for the Senate to move forward on the American Jobs Act.

05:31 – Elaborates on the inclusion of bipartisan proposals in the American Jobs Act. Notes the need to pass a bill that creates jobs as soon as possible.

07:20 – Talks about ways to help small businesses in the struggling economy.

09:35 – Stresses the importance that the comprehensive jobs package is paid for.