Republicans in Congress have been pushing for bipartisan legislation to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits and spur job creation. Unfortunately, the president has declined to work with Republicans and is opposing job-creating measures like the Keystone Pipeline - a shovel-ready project that would create 20000 jobs right away with the potential for tens of thousands of additional jobs later on. It's time for the president to stop talking about jobs and start working with Republicans to actually create them.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate Floor Monday regarding The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which would extend temporary tax relief to working Americans, prevent more job losses by blocking new regulations on U.S. manufacturers, and facilitate the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs through the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.