MESSAGE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC WHIP
This week, I was disappointed that House Republicans continued to ignore jobs and instead waste time and taxpayer dollars on partisan bills that don't create jobs. Not only do the two Republican bills considered this week roll back critical air and water protections, but there’s no evidence that undermining these protections will help put Americans back to work. It is October, and still House Republicans do not have a jobs plan and have taken very little action to create jobs and grow our economy.
Democrats, on the other hand, do have a plan. House Democrats’ Make It In America plan aims to help businesses innovate, expand, and create jobs here, and President Obama’s American Jobs Act is based on bipartisan ideas to get Americans back to work, help small businesses grow, and put more money back in Americans’ pockets. The American Jobs Act is fully paid for and economists predict that it could create up to 1.9 million jobs next year and boost economic growth by up to two percentage points. There is no reason why Republicans shouldn’t bring this bill to the Floor House immediately.
At a press conference this week, House Democrats discussed our continued focus on jobs and unveiled a short documentary highlighting the importance of manufacturing and how our Make It In America plan will help put people back to work. The documentary features members of the Democratic caucus, labor leaders and manufacturers who discuss how our Make It In America plan will revitalize American industry and innovation, create jobs and grow our economy. To watch the video, click here.
I hope in the coming weeks, Republicans will abandon their partisan agenda and get serious about helping Americans get back to work. I will continue to urge them to take action on the American Jobs Act and advance our Make It In America plan so that we can grow our economy, create jobs, and ensure more middle class families can succeed.
STENY H. HOYER
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DEMOCRATIC NEWS UPDATE
On the Make It In America Plan:
- Make It In America Documentary
- Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference to Discuss Democratic Efforts to Create Jobs, Unveil Make It In America Documentary
- Hoyer Statement on Senate Vote to Move Forward With Currency Manipulation Bill
On the American Jobs Act:
- Hoyer Statement on President Obama's Press Conference on the American Jobs Act
- Fact Sheet: GOP Actions Speak Louder Than Words on Working Together to Create Jobs