On October 4, 2011-- 888 days since the Senate has passed any kind of budget--Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) joined thirty-six of his freshman colleagues in calling on the Senate to take action on the over one dozen pieces of pro-job growth legislation.
"American businesses and taxpayers need the certainty that only a long-term budget can provide--not more of the political theater that comes with budgetary stop-gap measures and showdowns over potential shutdowns. In the meantime, however, the House has offered over a dozen legislative solutions--currently lying in wait with the Senate--that empower small businesses by removing excessive government regulation, streamlining our tax code, and putting Americans back to work. Think of the good these bills could already be doing if the Senate would just act," Woodall said.
Organizing under the project name, "Operation Turnaround," these thirty-seven House Freshman Members are coordinating their efforts to call on the Senate to join the House in working to enact pro-growth legislation, including a long-term budget to strengthen our economy and put Americans back to work.
The following is a list of pro-growth bills that have passed the House, many with bipartisan support that the Senate has yet to take up:
H.Con.Res.34, The Path to Prosperity FY2012 Budget Resolution
H.R. 872, Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act
H.R. 910, The Energy Tax Prevention Act
H.J. Res. 37, Disapproval of FCC's Net Neutrality Regulations
H.R. 2018, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act
H.R. 2560, The Cut, Cap and Balance Act
H.R. 1315, Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act
H.R. 2587, Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act
H.R. 1230, Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
H.R. 1229, Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act
H.R. 2021, The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
H.R. 1938, North American-Made Energy Security Act
"The fact of the matter is that the House cannot legislate by itself," Woodall said.
"The Senate needs to resume its integral role of moving viable solutions through Congress and on to the President's desk. I hope that this initiative will help to give Senate leaders a nudge in the right direction."