U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement following President Obama's Rose Garden Speech this morning in support of the Administration's jobs and infrastructure agenda. The statement follows:
"President Obama is exactly right. For too long and for no good reason, the Republican-led Congress has failed the American worker and our struggling middle class. We as elected leaders must serve our constituents, not an ideological agenda that fails our communities, and denies meaningful investments in job creation and infrastructure rebuilding.
"Congress must heed President Obama's warning and not allow another round of hostage taking to occur by lawmakers with an extreme ideological agenda using the economic crisis as cover to gut government programs.
"We have a lot of work to do and that begins with investing in our future, not fighting ideological battles about the past."