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HOUSE STIMULUS PROPOSAL "ENCOURAGING," BUT MORE CAN BE DONE TO PUT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB

January 21, 2009

"Newly released details of the proposed stimulus package provide encouraging signs that Congress is willing to make significant, but essential, investments needed to rebuild our aging infrastructure and inefficient public buildings while repairing America's ailing economy. In an environment where almost 900,000 construction workers have lost their jobs, the construction community has the capacity to do even more work than is currently being considered. That is why we will continue to work with our 33,000 member companies, Congress and the new Administration to identify additional measures to put more of the nation's construction workers back on the job, stimulate immediate economic activity and build an economic foundation that benefits generations to come," said Stephen Sandherr, chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America.

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