Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

KaufmanConnection: Focusing on Job Creation, Education, and Foreign Policy

March 3, 2010

Senator Ted Kaufman's E-Newsletter

Senator Kaufman speaks at a press conference on health care reform

Focus on Job Creation

This week, the Senate passed the first in a series of jobs bills. The bill will “provide a much-needed boost that will help businesses in Delaware hire more workers and get the economy back on its feet,” Ted said. There is still a long way to go, but the U.S. economy has made progress. Just last year, 741,000 U.S. jobs were lost in January. In January 2010, the number of job losses dropped to 20,000. On Feb. 18, Ted announced that $1.225 billion in Recovery Act dollars have been committed to Delaware. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the U.S. economy grew by nearly 6 percent.

Read Ted's op-ed about green jobs in The News Journal

Watch Ted discuss the economy on CBS Philadelphia's "Newsmakers"

See how much Recovery Act money has been announced in Delaware

Senator Kaufman chairs fraud enforcement hearing

Advocating for Science and Math Education in Delaware

As the only serving Senator who worked as an engineer, Ted is committed to the expansion of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education; priority fields for the future of America’s economy. Ted is working with federal and state officials, business leaders, educators, and STEM professionals to make certain today’s youth are prepared for tomorrow’s job market in the industries like biotechnology and green energy.

Read about Ted's Engineering Education Act

Read American Society for Engineering Education article on Ted

View photos from Ted's visit to St Georges Technical High School

Senator Kaufman chairs fraud enforcement hearing

Promoting Freedom of Press and Expression Overseas

Freedom of the press and Internet are under assault in places like China and Iran. Ted has continued to work to bring awareness to freedom of expression overseas. On Feb. 2, Ted’s resolution condemning China’s cyber attack against Google unanimously passed the Senate. On Feb. 11, Ted addressed the Senate, condemning the repression of the Iranian people. During the remainder of his term, he will continue to fight for Internet and press freedoms.

Watch Ted's Senate floor speech on Iran

Read about Ted's resolution condemning cyber attack against Google in China

Read Politico article about Iran human rights bill

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