House Republican Study Committee introduces "Jobs Through Growth Act"

The conservative 180-member strong Republican Study Committee (RSC) in the United States House of Representatives, under the chairmanship of Congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio, has introduced yet another Republican jobs-producing bill which will, unfortunately, undoubtedly be killed by the Democrats in the Senate after the bill passes the House of Representatives.

Indeed, the Democrat-controlled Senate has refused to even allow a vote on over 20 jobs bills which have been passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.  The RSC-sponsored bill, the "Jobs Through Growth Act" lets families and small businesses throw out the current tax code for a system that's simpler, flatter, and fairer.

RSC Chairman Jordan made this statement today:  "House Republicans have already passed more than 20 jobs bills that are just sitting in the Senate, waiting for Democrats to wake up. President Obama keeps repeating that “We Can’t Wait,” and I agree. But instead of going down the same road that has failed to get millions of Americans back to work the last few years, let’s try something new – something better – something that can actually succeed."

The rest of Congressman Jordan's statement is directly below:

Stop Squeezing the Middle Class

For the last few years, the middle class has been repeatedly squeezed by failed “stimulus” plans fed with debt and higher taxes. And now liberals are at it again, demanding permanent tax increases to pay for temporary attempts at “stimulus.” Placing an even greater burden on families, small businesses, and future generations is no way to get our economy back on track.

Temporary tax changes are no match for permanent tax relief that gives families and businesses the confidence to make big decisions on purchases, investments, and job creation. That’s why the RSC’s Jobs Through Growth Act lets families and small businesses throw out the current tax code for a system that’s simpler, flatter, and fairer.

House Republicans have already passed more than 20 jobs bills that are just sitting in the Senate, waiting for Democrats to wake up. President Obama keeps repeating that “We Can’t Wait,” and I agree. But instead of going down the same road that has failed to get millions of Americans back to work the last few years, let’s try something new – something better – something that can actually succeed.

God Bless,

Congressman Jim Jordan
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity – RSC members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media. Visit our Media Center for more.

·         Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-05) Video: The Super Committee Failure; Fox News, November 22. 

·         Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-02): Job Creation Bills Need Action; The Fayetteville Observer, November 22.

·         Rep. Ed Royce (CA-40): Oil Pipeline Delay Bad for U.S.; The Orange County Register, November 23.

·         Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04): The Super Committee Failed. What Now?; The Daily Caller, November 23.

·         Rep. Tom Price (GA-06): Preserving the Promise to Patients; The Washington Times, November 26.

·         Reps. Raul Labrador (ID-01) & Mike Pompeo (KS-04): Era of Energy Subsidies is Over; The Washington Times, November 26.

House Floor Activity – The following key legislation came through the House of Representatives recently.

·         The House was not in session last week.

Outlook – A quick look at what’s on the horizon. 

·         On Wednesday, the House is expected to consider H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, and H.Res. 364, naming a room in the Capitol after slain Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman.

·         On Thursday, the House is expected to consider H.R. 3463, to end taxpayer funding of presidential campaigns and party conventions, and H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act.

·         On Friday, the House is expected to consider H.R. 3010 the Regulatory Accountability Act.

·         This week, the Senate is expected to consider the S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, and a temporary payroll tax cut extension/permanent income tax hike.

RSC Reports

·         Each week the House is in session, the RSC Budget and Spending Taskforce compiles a weekly report on the latest budget and spending news. Additionally, the RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue.

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