Today, the House passed the “JOBS Act,” a legislative package including six bills that will help small business, four of which have already passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. I voted for the package, but am concerned it does not go far enough to get the millions of Americans looking for jobs back to work. This bill alone simply isn’t enough, and I believe that we must do more. Moving forward, it is my hope that Republicans will work with Democrats to put forward a comprehensive plan to help put Americans back to work and grow our economy.
One of the best things we can do to help create certainty for our economy and boost job creation is enact a big, bold, balanced deficit reduction plan that puts all options on the table. I gave a major speech last week on the importance of reaching a big, balanced agreement, and urged Congress to keep working on such a plan now, rather than waiting until after the election in November. There is always another election, and waiting until November won’t make it any easier to take action. I’m hopeful we can work together on a balanced plan that will reduce the deficit, strengthen our entitlements, and ensure all Americans pay their fair share.
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