S 2

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 2

To help middle class families succeed.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. REID (for himself, Mr. DURBIN, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. KERRY, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. LAUTENBERG, and Mr. AKAKA) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To help middle class families succeed.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Middle Class Success Act'.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE SENATE.

    It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should--

      (1) support middle class tax relief;

      (2) help families afford the cost of college and improve opportunities for a secure retirement;

      (3) invest in infrastructure and other measures to create good, well-paying jobs;

      (4) help ensure that families have access to affordable child and elder care;

      (5) preserve and improve affordable health care;

      (6) ensure that all workers earn enough to meet basic living standards and do not live in poverty;

      (7) ensure that tax dollars do not support companies that break the law or mistreat their workers;

      (8) keep Social Security's promise and block proposals to privatize the program;

      (9) ensure that families have access to a healthy and clean environment, including access to safe drinking water;

      (10) ensure that workers can secure representation without employer obstruction;

      (11) ensure that our streets and communities are safe; and

      (12) address the serious housing problems facing many American families.

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