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Blumenthal calls for immediate passage of Bring Jobs Home Act

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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined local steelworkers at an event in Waterbury to call for the immediate passage of the Bring Jobs Home Act.

The bill, which the U.S. Senate will vote on this week, encourages American companies that have shipped jobs overseas to bring them back home. It also ends taxpayer subsidies that help pay moving costs when companies decide to ship jobs abroad.

"Passing this common sense measure will provide major tax incentives to bring jobs back to America and end outrageous loopholes that reward offshoring," Blumenthal said. "We should reward companies that bring jobs home, restoring and re-shoring them, not those that send them to China or elsewhere."

Blumenthal joined Connecticut steelworkers, Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary and Connecticut ALF-CIO president John Olsen in calling for the swift passage of the bill.

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