Congressman Boehner: Mr. President, Help Pass the ‘Forgotten 15’ Jobs Bills Stuck in the Senate
Oct 27, 2011
Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today took part in a press conference with GOP leaders and freshman lawmakers to call for Senate action on the ‘forgotten 15’ jobs bills that the House has passed as part of Republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators. In his comments, Boehner called on President Obama to help pass the ‘forgotten 15’ jobs bills, many of which enjoy bipartisan support and represent opportunities to build on common ground between the two parties:
“American families and small businesses are struggling, and that’s why Republicans are focused on finding common ground between the two parties to help put Americans back to work. Today, the House has passed a bipartisan bill to repeal the IRS three percent withholding tax, which would hurt every small business that works with state, local, or federal agencies, and threaten thousands of jobs. This tax repeal is part of our plan to help America’s job creators. It’s also part of President Obama’s jobs plan, and I’m pleased that he supports our efforts to repeal this tax.
“We owe it to the American people to find common ground. Repealing this tax is another step in that effort in finding common ground. Another example would be our efforts several weeks ago on the free trade agreements, again part of our Plan for America’s Job Creators and part of the president’s. But we should build on all of this by beginning to focus on the ‘Forgotten 15.’ On the back of our card, we’ve got the 15 bills that have been passed by the House and continue to sit in the United States Senate. Many of these bills passed the House with bipartisan support, 15 common-sense bills that will help get our economy moving again. The president says ‘we can’t wait’ to take action on jobs, and I agree. Mr. President, help us with the United States Senate to pass these bipartisan, common-sense bills that will get our economy moving once again.’”
NOTE: Courtesy of the Office of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), a list of the House-passed ‘Forgotten 15’ jobs bills can be found here