It's been a year since President Barack Obama's jobs council has had an official meeting, and the panel’s mandate will expire this month unless he extends it, according to Politico
The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness last met one year ago, on Jan. 17, at the White House, when it gave a list of recommendations to Obama, Politico reports. The meeting was the fourth since Obama created the group in 2011.
The White House isn't commenting about why the group hasn't been meeting, according to Politico.
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The group probably won't meet before Jan. 31, as meetings are required to be listed in the Federal Register at least 15 days in advance, and none have been announced.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney last summer accused Obama of neglecting the panel and job creation, and the White House didn't help itself when Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama was simply too busy to meet with the group.
Gary Sheffer, a spokesman for jobs council chairman and General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, said the group has not been idle, even though it hasn't had any formal meetings in the past year.
"The Council was focused in 2012 on implementing the recommendations made in its three reports. Of the 60 recommendations for executive action, significant progress has been made on 54,” Sheffer said.
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