USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently joined business and community leaders to discuss how to strengthen the U.S. economy and to highlight what passage of the American Jobs Act means.

"The American Jobs Act provides commonsense steps we can take right now to put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans, without adding a dime to the deficit," says Vilsack. "In Iowa, this act will provide a tax cut for over 60,000 businesses, support the jobs of 4,100 teachers and first responders and immediately provide over 5,000 construction workers a job improving highways and other critical infrastructure. Iowa families will receive a tax cut of around $1,580."

Vilsack also highlighted the need for quick passage of the pending trade agreements with Columbia, Panama, and South Korea.

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