Press Release ● Make It In Americafacebooktwitterbirdemail
For Immediate Release: 
August 1, 2013
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Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed Democrats' commitment to jobs on MSNBC's "NOW With Alex Wagner" this afternoon. Below are excerpts and a link to the video.

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“Well, certainly the strategy has been, and continues to be, to focus on the creation of jobs. We believe that's the number one priority of Americans. We believe it ought to be the number one priority of the Congress, and clearly, as you've seen in recent weeks -- but frankly through the last four and a half years -- it's been the number one priority of the President of the United States. The creation of jobs is critical if we're going to get the country to where it needs to be. In order to do that, we need to invest in education and infrastructure and innovation and we need to have a fiscally responsible policy.”

"Until we get the majority party in the House of Representatives to come to grips with pursuing reality and pursuing compromise and working together, it is very difficult [to pass jobs legislation]. But the President's focused on jobs. We're focused on jobs. We had a Make It In America press conference this morning with eight new bills that we've added, making over 40 bills that we believe could have bipartisan support, designed at growing manufacturing, growing jobs in America, and growing exports so that our economy will do better. So that's what we're focused on. That's what the President talked about and we believe that what the Republicans have been doing is simply wasting time and giving political messages, not substance to the American people."