H.R.2837 - Job Creation and Economic Growth Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.2837 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (09/02/2011)
Job Creation and Economic Growth Act - Amends the Budget Control Act of 2011 to redesignate the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Job Creation, and Economic Growth.
Adds as a goal of the joint committee spurring economic growth and restoring the nation's workforce to full employment over the period of FY2012 and FY2013. Revises the duties of the joint committee to require it to make recommendations that will significantly improve U.S. short-term and long-term employment levels and spur economic growth.
Requires the joint committee, by November 23, 2011, to vote on proposed legislative language to carry out joint committee recommendations with respect to job creation measures, including a statement of job creation achieved by such legislation.
Increases the number of members of the joint committee from 12 to 16.
Directs the joint committee to appoint some of its members to a special subcommittee to make recommendations on measures to spur economic growth and restore the nation's workforce to full employment over the period of FY2012 and FY2013.
Prescribes procedures for expedited congressional consideration of proposed joint committee job creation legislative language.