House Jobs Bills Have Had More Bipartisan Votes Than The President's Stimulus Bills
November 4, 2011
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Cantor Calls On Reid To Allow Up-Or-Down Vote On 22 Jobs Bills

“The job numbers are out today and once again we see the unemployment figures in this country are still way too high. Unemployment at 9 percent is unacceptable. That’s why we are here today, again, trying to tell Harry Reid - please join us and bring these measures to the floor for an up-or-down vote. If they don’t pass, fine. What are Harry Reid and the Democrats afraid of in the Senate as far as our jobs agenda is concerned?

"The bills that we have on our jobs agenda are real concerns and they address real issues that small business people are facing. You know, I was recently down in my district in Richmond, and I held an event at BioTech Park and the kinds of issues that were raised there are the kinds of issues that these bills confront.

“Just this week, we passed four bills having to do with access to financing for small businesses. That’s what small businesses who are growing want, they want more access to capital. What small businesses want in this country is less red tape in Washington so they can go about continuing to invest and create jobs. So please Harry Reid just allow these bills an up-or-down vote in the Senate so people can see that Washington is actually working for their interests and to create jobs.”

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Remarks at GOP Stakeout
November 4, 2011