Earlier this week, House Republicans re-introduced you to Schoolhouse Rock star Bill. And if you’ve been looking for him, we know where you can find him. After passing through the House, he and his friends have been sitting on Harry Reid’s desk. Here are a few bills who are stuck over there right now – despite their potential to create thousands of jobs, improve our economy, and lower every day costs for all Americans.
The Northern Route Approval Act (H.R. 3) – This bill approves the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would create thousands of jobs and increase energy security.
The Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (H.R. 1105) – This bill reins in excessive red tape that hurts small business investments, creating more growth on Main Street.
The REINS Act (H.R. 367) – This bill requires any new business regulation with an economic impact of $100 million or more to be approved by both Congress and the President.
The Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406) – This bill helps Americans balance the demands of both family and work by removing barriers that prevent private-sector workers from having the same flexibility as public-sector workers.
The Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231) – This bill opens resource-rich areas to new energy production, creating jobs, revitalizing manufacturing, and restoring a nation of builders.
The Veterans Economic Opportunity Act (H.R. 2481) – This bill improves resources and programs for our nation’s veterans, ensuring them greater economic and career opportunities.
And while “Bill” is a cartoon character, the bills stuck in the Democratic-controlled Senate are very real. These bills are real solutions that would put Americans back to work, connect them to opportunity, and make the economy around them healthier. Unfortunately, the longer the Senate waits, the longer Americans wait. House Republicans are working hard to help Americans – it’s time the Senate played their part as well.