Senator Reid and the Do-Nothing Senate

Posted by Brian Patrick on

FYI – 

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid attempted to divert attention from his failure to lead and inaction. Simply put, Reid has ignored the steps House Republicans have taken to help get Americans back to work. Unlike the do-nothing Senate, House Republicans have been focused on jobs since day one, including the introduction of our pro-growth plan to create jobs and passage of many pieces of legislation that sit upon the Senate’s doorstep awaiting action from Leader Reid.


Below is a list of measures House Republicans have passed related to job creation:

Empower Small Business Owners and Reduce Regulatory Burdens:

H.Res. 72, a Resolution to direct committees to inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed regulations and order from agencies of the Federal Government, particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and economic growth

  • Introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (TX) on February 8, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 391 to 28 on February 11, 2011

H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH) on March 2, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 292-130 on March 31, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Fred Upton (MI) on March 3, 2011
  •  Passed the House by a vote of 255-172 on April 7, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

H.J.Res. 37, a Resolution of disapproval regarding the FCC’s regulation of the Internet and broadband industry practices

  •  Introduced by Rep. Greg Walden (OR) on February 16, 2011
  •  Passed the House by a vote of 240 to 179 on April 8, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

Fix The Tax Code To Help Job Creators:

H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Dan Lungren (CA) on January 12, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 314 to 112 on March 3, 2011
  • Passed the Senate by a vote of 87 to 12 on March 31, 2011
  • Signed into law by the President on April 14, 2011

Maximize Domestic Energy Production To Ensure An Energy Policy For The Twenty-First Century:

H.R. 1230, Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 266-149 on May 5, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

H.R. 1229, Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 263-163 on May 11, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

H.R. 1231, Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 243-179 on May 12, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

Pay Down America’s Unsustainable Debt Burden and Start Living Within Our Means:

H.Con.Res. 34, a Resolution establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021

  • Introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) on April 11, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 235-193 on April 15, 2011
  • Senate has not yet considered a budget of their own
     





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