It is particularly funny to hear Obama blame House Republicans for his failures when the Republicans only control 1/3 of government while Democrats control 2/3rds. House Republicans have passed over a dozen bills aimed at increasing job growth only to see these measures blocked by Senate Democrats. Despite these facts, Obama continues to blame Congress for his failed policies that have turned a bad situation worse.
(CNSNews.com) – Republican leaders are reminding President Obama that the House of Representatives has passed more than a dozen “pro-growth” measures to spur job creation, but with one exception, Senate Democrats have refused to consider any of those bills.
In a letter to the president on Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) listed all the House-passed “jobs” bills that are now languishing in the Senate. They include a bill to reduce the regulatory burdens on farmers and small business owners; a bill to block a “job-destroying national energy tax,” and a bill to boost offshore energy production.
Here are just a few bills Senate Democrats are blocking:
The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 872)
The Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910)
The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018)
The Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act (H.R. 1315)
The Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R. 1230)
The Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act (H.R. 1229) and the Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act (H.R. 1231)