Job creation is being stifled under a mountain of paperwork and government regulation, and the president's proposed policies will only increase these burdens. Economic recovery will not happen until we give job creators the confidence to create jobs by freeing them from excessive regulation. Republicans have introduced a number of bipartisan bills to begin to relieve the burdens on job creators: it's time for Congress to take action.

WASHINGTON, November 15--In a Budget Committee hearing today, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf admitted that his agency's long-term projections about President Obama's first stimulus bill show a negative long-term effect on economic growth.

As a centerpiece of his current economic agenda, the president is proposing a new, half-trillion dollar stimulus bill.

With our economy beset by high unemployment, creating jobs should be our number one priority.  Unfortunately, the Senate Democratic leadership and the president are more interested in political messaging than actual legislation to encourage job growth.  The House has passed a number of bills with broad bipartisan support that would help give job creators the certainty they need to create jobs.  It’s time for the Senate to take up the legislation and put our economy on the road to recovery.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday honoring America's veterans.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), gave thanks to our nation's veterans and soldiers on Veterans Day.

The failure of his economic policies has forced even the president to admit that the American people are no better off today than they were when he took office. It's time for Congress to abandon the president's partisan proposals and focus on bipartisan legislation that will actually create jobs by getting government out of the way of job creators. The House has passed a number of jobs bills with bipartisan support: the Senate should act on them now.

Small businesses are struggling under the burden of existing government regulations and the threat of even more, if the president has his way. Senate Republicans are committed to removing burdensome regulations from America's businesses and preventing the imposition of further barriers to job creation, such as the administration's recent attempt to have the federal government control the Internet, which would discourage innovation and put American businesses at a disadvantage in the world market.