President Clinton Has Delivered on His PromisesMaking Washington a Better Place to Live and Work. President Clinton has been a leader on the issues the people of Washington care about. President Clinton has delivered:
A Growing Economy: Unemployment in Washington has dropped from 8.4% to 5.8%. Our nation has the lowest combined rate of unemployment, inflation, and mortgage rates since 1968. Consumer confidence is at its highest level in six years, real wages are rising for the first time in a decade, and homeownership is at a 15-year high. New Jobs: 10.5 million jobs have been created nationwide under President Clinton. Minimum Wage Raises: 138,000 minimum-wage workers in Washington received a pay raise after President Clinton signed the minimum wage increase. 138,000 more minimum-wage workers will benefit from the increase over the next two years. 11,238 Fewer People on Welfare: The total number of AFDC recipients in Washington has decreased 4%, from 286,258 in January, 93 to 275,020 in June, 96. Child Support: Tougher child support enforcement collects nearly $108 million more, an increase of 40% since FY 1992. Stronger Families: The Family and Medical Leave Act protects 768,000 workers in Washingtonallowing them 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth of a child or to take care of a sick family member without fear of losing their jobs. Teen pregnancy is falling, the poverty rate is decreasing, the number of people on welfare is declining. Increased Access to Education: 239,000 students in Washington can benefit from the Presidents reformed student loan program. 8,803 students have benefited from Head Start funding and $14 million is going into Goals 2000, an academic achievment program designed to raise standards in the classroom and increase parent involvement in education Cut the Deficit in Half: Reducing the burden of national debt for every Washington family of four by $15,000. A Tax Cut: By expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, the President cut taxes for 210,000 working families in Washington and 15 million working families nationwide. President Clinton also provided over 28,617 Washington small businesses with a tax cut this year by expanding the annual expensing allowance from $10,000 to $17,500. Pension Coverage: President Clinton's Retirement Savings and Security Act offers expanded opportunities for pension coverage to over 175,000 workers at those small businesses in Washington who have no pension plan today. Health Care: In Washington, as many as 488,000 families with a worker who changed, lost or left a job with health insurance will be guaranteed continued access to health insurace under Kennedy-Kassebaum Health Insurance Bill which President Clinton fought for and signed into law this summer. Safer Streets and Communities: The Presidents Crime Bill adds 726 police officers to Washingtons streets with the $51 million Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. Three Strikes and Youre Out, the Brady Bill, the Assault Weapons Ban, and community policing are working. Our nations crime rate is down and crime has dropped 2.35% in Washington durin the first two years of the Clinton Administration. The number of murders reported has dropped 8%one of the largest declines in three decades. Renewed Growth in Key Industries: After a decade of enormous job losses in construction, manufacturing, and autos, these industries have made a remarkable recoverymore than one million new jobs created under this Administration.
Fighting for a Balanced Budget That Reflects Our Values: Now we are fighting for a balanced budget that will lift the burden of debt off our children and reflect American valuesa balanced budget that:
Honors our commitment to give Americas seniors the health care they deserve. Protects investment in our young peoples futuresHead Start, access to college. Protects Americas clean water and air, national parks, and our public health. Preserves tax fairness for Americas working families.
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