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Tom Reed Calls on Senate to Act on 40 House-Passed Jobs Bills

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Washington, DC, August 25, 2014 | comments

Tom Reed is calling on the Senate to take action on the more than 40 jobs bills passed in the House and sitting untouched in the Senate. Reed says when the Senate returns to Washington in September, there is no easier next step than for the body to act on the House-passed jobs bills.

“Based on what we’re hearing traveling around the district and most recently at our town hall in Salamanca, it’s clear that jobs and the economy are still the top priority for American families and they’re looking to the Senate to act on the jobs bills it has stalled,” Reed said. “It’s not fair for the Senate to ignore dozens of bipartisan bills that will get more Americans back to work or help them find better jobs.”

The list of more than 40 jobs bills passed in the House and waiting for action in the Senate include the Hire More Heroes Act, Save American Workers Act and America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act.

“A number of the House-passed bills, bills like the Hire More Heroes Act, passed with more than 400 votes in the House,” Reed continued. “These House-passed bills will empower families with more opportunities to find a job, let them keep more of their own paycheck and give them more choices when it comes to things like their family’s health care. They are common sense, widely supported bipartisan bills that the Senate needs to get serious about.”

And while the Senate is slow-walking more than 40 jobs bills, Reed did point to examples of where the Senate joined the House to pass significant pieces of legislation.

“The House and Senate have come together to enact important pieces of legislation – like the Farm Bill, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act and the Water Resources Reform and Development Act,” Reed said. “We have examples, it can be done and it should be done to care for not only this generation but future generations.”

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