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Michael Shank discusses the American Worker Mobility Act

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On July 15, U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) hosted a bipartisan discussion regarding continuing long-term unemployment in the United States and one potential solution, the American Worker Mobility Act. A recent report by the World Bank indicates that decreased labor mobility is slowing our economic recovery and stalling employment. As a partial solution, the American Worker Mobility Act, introduced by Mulvaney and Cárdenas, would create relocation vouchers for American workers to move from areas of high unemployment to parts of the nation where job openings are more prevalent. The bipartisan proposal has been supported by economists on all sides of the economic spectrum, some of whom were represented at the discussion. Panelists included: • Michael Strain, Resident Scholar for the American Enterprise Institute • Michael Shank, Senior Fellow at the JustJobs Network and the Associate Director for Legislative Affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation • Lori Sanders, Outreach Director at the R Street Institute • Marshall Steinbaum, Research Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth