'Last night, Senate Republicans also moved ahead on legislation that private contractors who do work for federal, state, and local governments have been asking us to enact as a way to protect jobs...The best thing about this proposal: not only is it bipartisan, it's also part of the President's bill. So here's another example of something we could do for job creators that we know will actually become law. And there's no reason I can think of that this legislation shouldn't get 100 votes in the Senate.'
Republican Senators Mitch McConnell, John Barrasso and Marco Rubio joined franchise business owners from Maryland, Virginia and Georgia to discuss the burdens that policies being pushed by Democrats in Washington are placing on businesses' ability to hire workers and grow the economy. Senate Republicans have been calling for bipartisan policies that make it easier and cheaper for businesses to expand, hire new employees and turn our economy around.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding the partisan stimulus/tax hike bill and the need for Congress to act on bipartisan jobs legislation:
Oct 19 2011
Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) speaks on the Senate floor to discuss the Obama Administration’s failure to heed warnings from budget experts and Congressional Republicans about the unsustainable CLASS program in Obamacare, before the bill was passed into law. Thune says the entitlement should be repealed immediately.
Oct 19 2011
Today on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid defended his new spending bill with tax hikes on small businesses. He went on to say that the private sector is doing "just fine," and called for more federal spending on government employees.