One year ago, President Barack Obama presented a clear plan to create jobs now and grow our economy. The American Jobs Act offered a clear path forward to help small businesses succeed and hire, provide tax relief for our workers, rebuild America, provide aid to those who lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and put our police officers, firefighters, teachers and veterans to work. Under pressure from Democrats, Republicans have passed a few pieces of this key legislation. However, they continue to block the most critical provisions, including new tax cuts for small businesses and jumpstarting critical infrastructure projects.
Instead of standing in the way of job creation and economic growth, House Republicans must join with President Obama and Democrats to reduce the unemployment rate and restore American job security.