Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act
The Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act (H.R. 1586) saves and creates almost 320,000 jobs -- including saving the jobs of 160,000 teachers and preventing the layoffs of tens of thousands of police officers, firefighters, and nurses. The House reconvened in a special session during the August District Work Period to pass this emergency aid to help states keep teachers in our classrooms and first responders on duty. The bill is not only completely paid for, it reduces the deficit by $1.4 billion over 10 years -- in part by closing a loophole that actually encourages corporations to ship American jobs overseas.
The legislation provides $10 billion in funding to save more than 160,000 teacher jobs. It also provides $16.1 billion in health assistance to the states that, by reducing shortfalls and stimulating the economy, will save and create 158,000 jobs, including preventing the layoffs of police officers and firefighters, as well as creating private-sector jobs throughout our economy.
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