What is the White House position? As Leader Cantor has made clear, people in this country want to see results from Washington and House Republicans stand ready to act immediately on the areas of common ground where we can help job creators to grow and get people back to work.
- President Obama: If Republicans Pass Parts Of This Bill I’m Not Going To Veto Those Parts. President Barack Obama is making a strong push for his $447 billion jobs bill, but at the same time he’s acknowledging what many observers believe: that Congress may not pass it in full. “Obviously if they pass parts of it I’m not going to veto those parts,” Mr. Obama said Monday in a roundtable interview with Hispanic journalists. (The Wall Street Journal, 9/12/11)
- David Axelrod: “It’s Not An A La Carte Menu.” Obama's top campaign strategist, David Axelrod, said Tuesday that the White House wants Congress to act on the entire bill rather than approaching it piecemeal. "We're not in a negotiation to break up the package," he said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "It's not an a la carte menu." (The Associated Press, 9/13/11)