Calling on the Senate to Join House Efforts and Adopt Main Street Solutions to Turn Around our Economy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, October 4, 2011, marks the 888th day that the Democrat-led Senate has neglected their basic responsibility to pass a budget. Additionally, more than a dozen pro-jobs bills have passed the House – many with bipartisan support – that remain stalled in the Senate. Today, Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) and 36 Freshman colleagues used the 888th day without a Senate budget to call on the Senate to join the House and adopt Main Street solutions to turn around our economy and spur job creation. Following are video and text of Congressman Flores’s remarks at a press conference today calling for Senate action on House-passed jobs bills:
CONGRESSMAN FLORES: “I’m a former job creator. I helped to lead businesses that have created hundreds of jobs. And so I have firsthand experience on how to create jobs. And today there are two policy options on the table. One is a centrally-controlled economy that relies on spend, tax and regulate and on a failed stimulus program. And the other one is to do what Ronald Reagan talked about – that’s to unleash the power of the American people and rely on Main Street solutions…. This is what Americans want. All Harry Reid has to do is ask the question: Is this country on the right track or the wrong track? And three quarters of Americans say we’re on the wrong track. So, Mr. Reid, I’d ask you to do what the American people have to do every year and that is pass a budget and then pay attention to the Main Street solutions that we’ve laid on the table in good faith.”
NOTE: To view the letter from the House GOP Freshmen, click here. To learn more about the solutions House Republicans have already passed to help put Americans back to work visit Jobs.GOP.Gov.
Congressman Bill Flores represents the 17th District of Texas and is an entrepreneur, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of the House Budget and Natural Resources and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.