GOP to Dems: Match our focus on jobs

A chorus of Republican House members touted bills they've passed that have stalled in the Senate to argue the GOP is the party looking to create jobs.

"Nothing is more important than preserving the American Dream for our kids and grandkids," Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said in the Republican weekly address Saturday. "That’s why Republicans are relentlessly focused on building a strong economy that produces good jobs and lasting opportunities. The trouble is, that task gets harder and harder each time the powers-that-be in Washington won’t act on a good idea," he said, before plugging a bill he pushed through the House to block state welfare. waivers.

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The Michigan lawmaker urged Obama to step up and match the House’s focus on the economy.

"Americans are still waiting for President Obama and Senate Democrats to act,” he said. More than a dozen other members echoed his call and touted their own bills on energy production, workplace law changes, charter schools, ObamaCare changes, patent law modification and other areas.

“These are only some of the many bills we’ve passed to provide new hope to families, workers, and students across the country," Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) said after the members rattled off their bills. "More are in the works, because our focus, day in and day out, is on building a stronger economy and a better America  It’s time for President Obama and Senate Democrats to step up and make that their priority too."

The battle over who's working harder for the economy is a major election issue as both parties turn their attention to the ballot box.

Members included in the address were Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Lee Terry (R-Neb.), Martha Roby (R-Ala.), Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), George Holding (R-NC), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Kevin Brady (R-Texas).