GOP rep. introduces alternative American Jobs Act

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The Texan lawmaker's measure would eliminate the 35 percent corporate tax to spur job creation in the private sector.

Gohmert says that he's talked with CEOs of corporations, who moved their companies to China because "the number one reason, every time was the 35 percent corporate tax; China has 17 percent corporate tax - if you move a big corporation (to China)," then they can reinvest money into the company.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's (Calif.) office did not comment for this story.

A senior House Democratic aide took issue with Gohmert's tactic. 

“Nothing more pathetic than the GOP doing the bidding for corporate America while pretending to be on the side of the little guy. Republicans who want to put more money in the pockets of billionaire CEOs instead of helping to put people to work is just wrong," the aide told The Hill.

One Democratic leadership aide was unable to say which Democrat would introduce President Obama's jobs bill in the House or the timing of its submission.

This post was updated at 5:30 p.m.