MESSAGE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC WHIP
It’s been six months since Republicans took the House majority, when they pledged to focus on creating jobs and growing the economy. In that time they’ve only brought one jobs bill to the House Floor, which we passed this week. The patent reform bill that was passed is part of Democrats’ Make It In America agenda to support invention and innovation in our economy. Beyond this bill, however, Republicans still haven’t put forward a comprehensive jobs agenda. Instead, they have brought bills to the Floor that are more focused on their partisan agenda than on creating jobs.
In contrast, Democrats are continuing to focus on our Make It In America agenda, a plan to support job creation by providing an encouraging environment for businesses to innovate and make products here in the U.S., which will help more families Make It In America. This agenda is one that both Democrats and Republicans can, and have, supported. I hope Republicans will work with us to help get Americans back to work, grow the economy and enact a plan to reduce the deficit.
We also must continue to move forward with discussions so that we can quickly take action on a balanced deal that reduces our deficit, includes spending cuts and revenues, and ensures that we pay America’s bills.
STENY H. HOYER
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