Hoyer Statement on the 100th Day of the Republican Majority, Still No Action on Jobs

For Immediate Release:

April 14, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Republicans’ 100th day in the House majority:

“Today, Republicans mark 100 days in the House majority. During that time, they have pursued divisive social issues, passed bills that have no chance of becoming law, introduced a budget that would end Medicare as we know it and threatened Americans with a government shutdown. But there is one thing that Republicans have failed to do: they have failed to even consider a single bill to create jobs. For a party that campaigned on a promise to create jobs, this total neglect of the millions of unemployed Americans is surprising, and deeply disappointing. Rather than beginning another 100 days of negligence—or, even worse, fighting for cuts to vital investments that economists across the political spectrum agree destroy jobs—I hope that Republicans will work with Democrats on a positive, job-creating agenda. I especially believe that there is room for bipartisan progress on the Make It In America agenda: legislation to help American companies stay here, innovate here, build products here, and create jobs here.”

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