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'cause -- -- just your -- US house set to go first today take up the debt ceiling bill within the next few hours.
I'm voting on the deal finally agreed to by the president and congressional leaders from both parties and happening now -- a unique opportunity to talk to of the president's closest advisors today.
I from the White House Valerie Jarrett senior advisor to the president Valerie nice -- back on the program.
Thank you Jenna good afternoon we're short on time -- -- -- move the story ahead if we could a little bit and talk about the economy what's the president's next plan.
To help the economy.
Well first of all let's pause for a moment on that because you have to understand that this debt ceiling debate was having a chilling impact.
On the economy and on businesses over the last couple of weeks I've heard repeatedly from small medium and large businesses that what they're looking for a certainty.
And so this was providing a cloud of uncertainty and the fact that the president.
Insisted on making sure that we had a deal in place.
-- -- terrible cloud of uncertainty.
After that the president of course says He has been since He took office is focused on.
Growing our economy seeing what we can do to prepare our workforce for the jobs for tomorrow which is why.
He invests in education.
Innovation and then He will be proposing as He has before.
Focusing on infrastructure bank so that we can.
Put people back to work and reinvest in our infrastructure.
And and grow our country in -- -- right so we can compete.
In this global marketplace so we have a full plate ahead to try to continue to grow our economy.
But I cannot overstating how -- is to remove this cloud.
But a long term and we've been.
I'm still lose today with.
Letters of support from businesses who say thank you -- Doing this for the long -- thank you for not taking a short term deal but we would -- -- right back in this debate again in another six months so we have been.
Uncertainty for now as He mentions having to check that off the list let's just talk about the job efforts that you mention that only have a minute here but.
If there's one thing you can share with us as key to the president's plan and job growth what would -- -- Well we have to make sure our workforce is prepared.
-- invested animation so that we're focusing on the jobs of tomorrow whether that's clean energy investing in new forms of technology day.
And we need to make sure that we're rebuilding our infrastructure that's an easy way to jumpstart the economy.
Construction has been very hard hit by the downturn in the economy we need to get people back to work.
I'm sure viewers agree with that and I love to hear some more details and fortunately -- -- mentioned short on time that we.
We appreciate having you join our program today Valerie thanks very fast talking -- you get a day you.
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