Congressman Bob Gibbs today released the following statement after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) sent a letter to President Obama highlighting HR 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 as one of several House-passed jobs bills that remain stalled in the Democrat-led Senate.
"I am glad that my bill, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011, was included in the letter Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor's sent to the President outlining potential opportunities for Congress and the White House to work together this fall on jobs.
"It has been over 150 days since the House of Representatives passed HR 872 with strong bipartisan support, yet the Senate has refused to consider it. If we are going to get Americans back to work, we must take advantage of the common ground between parties to implement reasonable policies and repeal unnecessary job-destroying federal regulations so the private sector can grow.
"As the President prepares for Thursday's highly-anticipated speech, I look forward to hearing his long-awaited plan for job creation. But I hope that it will not repeat the mistakes of the past which have created the most uncertainty in our economy's history. If the President is serious about working together and creating jobs, he should start by urging the Senate to pass the pile of bipartisan job-creating bills they have so far ignored."