Durbin Statement on the Passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued the following statement today after the Senate passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - a bipartisan bill that will create good-paying jobs; make investments in America's future; and cut taxes for working families. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law early next week.


“In three weeks, this President, working with Congress, was passed landmark legislation to promote economic recovery, create jobs and invest in our nation’s future.”


“This bill provides tax relief to working families across the country; creates or saves millions of good-paying Americans jobs; helps struggling homeowners stay in their homes and makes it easier for students to afford quality education.”