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Upton Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan JOBS Act

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Washington, DC, March 8, 2012 | Meghan Kolassa ((202) 225-3761) | comments
Congressman Fred Upton (R-St Joseph) voted in support of Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The House passed this bipartisan legislation 390 to 23.  It will now make its way to the Senate for passage.

“If given a chance, small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs can provide the growth and opportunity that southwest Michigan needs,” stated Upton.  “The JOBS Act gives small businesses that chance by providing tools they need to create jobs and economic growth and help pave the way for more small-scale businesses to go public and create more jobs.  One of the major obstacles for small businesses is better access to capital for business growth.  The JOBS Act includes measures that will increase access to capital for startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses.”

The JOBS Act is a legislative package designed to jumpstart our economy and restore opportunities for America’s primary job creators: our small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. The JOBS Act represents an opportunity for both parties to work together and deliver results on areas of common ground that help create jobs.
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