House Passes 25th Jobs Bill Now Awaiting a Vote by Senate Democrats
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House passed the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 3010) by Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), another element of the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators and the 25th bipartisan jobs bill now awaiting a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate:
“The House has now passed 25 bipartisan jobs bills that are awaiting a vote by Senate Democrats. Today’s bill would minimize excessive regulations that hurt job growth, and require openness and accountability in the regulatory process. It’s the kind of common-sense measure we need to help end some of the uncertainty facing small businesses and promote long-term economic growth.
“Republicans are listening to the American people and continue to focus on creating a better environment for private-sector job creation. While it’s good news that a number of Americans found new jobs last month, more gave up looking for work altogether – and small businesses are still struggling with the uncertainty fueled by Washington’s failed ‘stimulus’ policies. That’s why bills like the one passed today - and the rest that are stuck in the Democratic-controlled Senate - are so important. But removing government barriers to private-sector job growth requires bipartisan leadership. The next time President Obama delivers a speech on the economy I hope he will avoid the campaign rhetoric and instead urge Senate Democrats to immediately vote on the 25 bipartisan jobs bills before them.”
NOTE: For more information on the Republican jobs plan and a full list of bipartisan House-passed jobs bills stuck in the Democratic-controlled Senate, visit jobs.GOP.gov.
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