Talking Jobs in Cameron County

On the first day of President's Day recess, I stopped for lunch at the Cabin Kitchen in Emporium, Cameron County to sit down with local officials to hear their concerns and ideas on economic recovery. With unemployment over 16%, Cameron County has the highest rate in Pennsylvania. While the unemployment is disconcerting, the bipartisan effort that local officials are taking to meet the needs of the county ought to serve as a model in Washington.  It is so valuable to hear from these leaders who are on the ground to really understand how the economy has affected Pennsylvanians.

After an informative meeting and a great tuna hoagie, I am heading to Clearfield County.