TRENTON – A Senate resolution sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner (D – Mercer, Hunterdon) that calls on Congress to spur job creation in the United States has cleared the Senate Labor Committee.
The resolution, SCR90, urges Congress to amend the tax code to create tax incentives for businesses that bring jobs into the United States, and create tax penalties to deter businesses from moving jobs out of the United States.
“The United States has for too long been plagued by the movement of jobs to locations outside of the United States,” said Turner. “Over eight percent of the adult population suffers from unemployment. We need to end the gridlock in Washington on this issue, because it is way past time something gets done about it.”
The United States tax code encourages movement of jobs out of the country by allowing tax breaks for businesses that move jobs overseas. Those same tax breaks are not available to businesses that either maintain jobs in the United States or bring jobs into the country.
The resolution now heads to the Senate floor.