VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN TO HIGHLIGHT AMERICAN JOBS ACT IN PHILADELPHIA WITH DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY, PHILADELPHIA MAYOR NUTTER AND POLICE CHIEFS

Vice President Biden and Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske will visit Philadelphia today to discuss how the American Jobs Act will help maintain first responders on the job and keep communities safe.

The Vice President and Director Kerlikowske will also participate in a roundtable discussion with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Charles Ramsey, police chiefs from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and public safety officials from local universities and transportation departments to discuss the impact of budget cuts on their ability to provide public safety in their communities.

Through the American Jobs Act, $5 billion will support the hiring and retention of public safety personnel. The American Jobs Act’s proposed investments aim to strengthen programs that reduce drug-related and violent crime while enhancing emergency response capabilities.

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