Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Obama called on Congress to act on a "to do list' that will create jobs at home, strengthen our manufacturing base, invest in clean energy jobs, and help restore the economic security of middle class families, homeowners, entrepreneurs, and veterans:
"President Obama's "to do list' shines a bright light on the failure of the House Republicans to address middle class economic security -- the ability to get a job, start and expand a business, or own a home. The American people get up every morning facing these challenges and ready to work; now, the Republican Congress must do the same.
"Americans don't have the luxury of taking breaks every two weeks as they seek a job and care for their families, and neither should the Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. It's time for Republicans to abandon their agenda of obstruction and work together with Democrats to act on the President's proposals to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, and grow the economy. Americans can't wait."