Statement on House Republican "Plan for America's Job Creators"Thu, 05/26/2011 - 21:46 — kyle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2011
Statement of Partnership for a New American Economy on the Immigration Proposals Contained in the House Republican Plan for America's Job Creators
“In their “Plan for America's Job Creators” House Republicans joined the Partnership’s mayors and CEOs from across the country in recognizing that smarter immigration reforms will create American jobs. The suggested examples - better visas for both entrepreneurs and graduates with essential degrees - are important parts of modernizing our immigration system that would create American jobs and have proven support from both President Obama and Republicans and Democrats in Congress. We urge Washington to come together this year on bipartisan measures that would ensure America has the workers, innovators and entrepreneurs we need to compete in the 21st century global economy.”
About the Partnership
The Partnership for a New American Economy is a national bipartisan group of more than 200 mayors and CEOs making the economic case for sensible immigration reform. The Partnership’s members include mayors who represent over 30 million residents in large and small cities across the country and business leaders who employ almost 4 million people in all sectors of the economy.
The Partnership’s Co-Chairs are Steven A. Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corporation; Robert Iger, President and CEO, Walt Disney Co.; J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc.; Jim McNerney, Chairman, President and CEO of Boeing; Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, CEO and Founder of News Corporation; Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York; Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio; Mayor Phil Gordon of Phoenix; Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles.
Contact: Marc La Vorgna (212) 788-2958