House Republicans are pressing ahead on their Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs with yesterday’s House vote on legislation approving the Keystone pipeline, and a vote today on the Smarter Solutions for Students Act, legislation that prevents student loan rates from doubling in July, and implements long-term solutions that take the politics out of student loans. Speaker Boehner highlighted Republicans’ focus on jobs at a press conference earlier today:
“Jobs continue to be our number one priority here in the Congress. The president’s policies are undermining economic growth. Four years of slow job growth is frankly just unacceptable. I think we can do a whole lot better.
“This week the House is taking action on two parts of our jobs plan: expanding American energy and approving the Keystone pipeline; and secondly, strengthening our student loan system for students and their families.
“We’re working to build a stronger, healthier economy for all Americans, even as we work to hold this administration accountable.”