American Jobs Matter Act reintroduced by Connecticut Congressman Chris Murphy fails by four votes. Republicans vote down another jobs bill.

Chris Murphy:  Hi, I’m Chris Murphy.

A little over a week ago, I lost a vote on the House floor by a razor-thin margin of 212 to 208.  It’s an amendment that’s been a long time in the making.  It would have finally, for the first time ever, given preference to US contractors, US manufacturers, when bidding on work from the Department of Defense.

You know that I have been working on this agenda for a long time.  The idea is simple:  without spending any more money, we can just use the money that we are already spending to buy things for the US military to grow jobs here in this country. 

This is a big fight because on the other side of it are major international defense contractors who want to offshore the work that they get from the Federal government.

We came really close.  We came within four votes of getting this bill passed….

This is a winnable fight:  we’re this close.  And by joining us,…you can make it perfectly clear that we are not going to let these powerful special interests beat us again, that we are going to make sure that when we send our taxpayer dollars to Washington, that they are spent right here at home on US jobs.

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About William Brighenti

William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Certified Business Valuation Analyst. Bill began his career in public accounting in 1979. Since then he has worked at various public accounting firms throughout Connecticut. Bill received a Master of Science in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Hartford, after attending the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He subsequently attended Purdue University for doctoral studies in Accounting and Quantitative Methods in Business. Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals throughout the country as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission. In addition to the blog, Accounting and Taxes Simplified, Bill writes a blog, "The Barefoot Accountant", for the Accounting Web, a Sift Media publication.
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