Weekly Address: A Call to Action on House-Passed Jobs Bills

John Boehner

This week’s Republican address features Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) calling on President Obama to help make this year of bipartisan action by urging his party’s leaders in the Senate to take up House-passed jobs bills.  With so many Americans still looking for work, “we’re listening and we’re trying to help any way that we can,” Stutzman says. 

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GOP urges call of action on jobs, economy.  Congressional Republicans called on President Obama to help pass legislation this year that would grow the nation’s economy.  Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R­Ind.) urged the White House to press Senate Democrats to take up a slate of House­passed jobs bills.  Stutzman argued that the economy isn’t creating enough jobs for more than 10 million Americans who are unemployed and that Republicans have some ideas that might work.   ‘We’re listening and we’re trying to help any way that we can,’ he said.  He urged the Obama administration and the Senate to approve the Keystone pipeline and move forward with offshore energy production.  Stutzman also pressed for passage of the SKILLS Act, which he says is designed to help unemployed workers get job training to update their skills.” (The Hill)

GOP calls on Obama to push Senate on jobs bills.  Republicans urged the White House Saturday to push Senate Democrats to pass several jobs bills it claimed were languishing in the upper chamber.  Delivering the party’s weekly media address, Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana said the House had passed ‘dozens of good, common-sense jobs bills,’ many of which had bipartisan support, but they were ‘gathering dust’ in the Senate.” (UPI)

“President Obama says he wants to make 2014 a year of action in Washington.  Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., says the president can do that by urging his party’s leaders in the Senate to take action on House-passed jobs bills.  ‘Mr. President, the American people haven’t backed down and neither can we.  Call on your party to give these jobs bills a vote.  Let’s keep the focus on employment, not unemployment,’ Stutzman says in this week’s Republican address.” (ABC News Radio)

“Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Indiana, called on the President to urge the Democratic-controlled Senate to take up a House-approved jobs bill.  … Stutzman said the American people ‘don’t need to read another jobs report to know that our economy is struggling,’ and pivoted attention to House-passed bills aimed to promote economic growth. … The Indiana Republican hit back at the ‘Year of Action’ slogan, urging Obama to push his party’s leaders in the Senate to make moves on the Republican-controlled House’s jobs plan.” (CNN)

“Republicans are pushing back against the president’s strategy of circumventing Congress.  On a broader issue, they’re blaming Democrats for wanting to treat only the symptoms — low wages and expired benefits for the long-term unemployed — rather than the true problem of a weak, sluggish economy.  ‘They seem to have surrendered to a new normal of high unemployment. Instead of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with out-of-work Americans, they’re focused on making it easier to live without a job,’ said Rep. Marlin Stutzman, Indiana Republican, in his party’s weekly address. … He added that if the president truly wants to make this year a ‘year of action,’ he should encourage Senate Democrats to vote on GOP-backed jobs bills that already have cleared the House.” (The Washington Times)

Time for Dems to Move on Jobs Bills.  House Republicans have passed ‘dozens of good, common-sense jobs bills,’ and now it’s time for the Obama administration and Democratic party leaders in the Senate to stop ‘sitting on the bench’ and help millions of unemployed Americans get back to work, Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana urged Saturday.” (Newsmax)

“In the Republican address, Indiana Rep. Marlin Stutzman says Democrats have focused on ‘making it easier to live without a job.’” (Associated Press)

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