"The federal jobs guarantee is an idea that demands to be taken seriously," Mr. Booker said in a statement. "Creating an employment guarantee would give all Americans a shot at a day's work and, by introducing competition into the labor market, raise wages and improve benefits for all workers."
"We don't have a scheduled vote. We don't have a bill that has moved out of committee to the floor," said Sen. Cory A. Booker, New Jersey Democrat. "We don't seem to have the moral urgency to do things that we see that are obvious to do."