Jobs plan en Agriculture Secretary promotes jobs plan in NW <p>PORTLAND &ndash; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Portland Tuesday to promote President Obama&#39;s American Jobs Act.</p><p>The bill aims to spur job growth by cutting payroll taxes for employers and investing in school and transportation infrastructure.</p><p>&quot;All of these steps have been proposed in the past by Republicans and Democrats, so there is no reason why we can&#39;t get bipartisan support for these programs,&quot; Vilsack said.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:58:43 +0000 Northwest News Network 2752 at