From The Hill:
The jobs bill on its way to the president’s desk will not help the black community, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said today.
The $18 billion legislation, which the Senate passed this morning, consists mainly of tax breaks for small businesses.
“The problem in the African-American community I don’t think will be helped a lot by that bill,” Cummings, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
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The Maryland Democrat said that while he supports the tax credits, the Black Caucus will also be pushing for legislation sponsored by Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, that focuses on impoverished communities and helps retrain workers.