GOP rep: House bills ‘collecting dust’ in Senate

Rep. Ted PoeTed PoeOvernight Tech: Dem presses Facebook on gun sales | Praise for new librarian of Congress | Fourth Amendment Caucus to push privacy concerns Overnight Cybersecurity: Guccifer 2.0 releases more DNC docs; China hacked banking regulator Texas lawmaker announces leukemia diagnosis MORE (R-Texas) blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidSuper-PAC targets Portman on trade Dem leader urges compromise on FCC set-top box plan Senate Dems introduce Iran sanctions extension MORE (D-Nev.) for refusing to take up hundreds of House-passed bills. 

“There are currently over 350 bills that have passed the House of Representatives but remain stuck in the Senate,” Poe said on Wednesday. “But the process is stalled in the Senate where these bills still sit on Senator Reid’s desk collecting dust. The country’s many issues cannot be addressed if one chamber simply refuses to do its job.”

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Poe said the House measures would help create jobs, but that Senate Democrats are blocking those efforts.

“The House has taken action and passed good legislation to address important issues facing our country from energy to job creation,” Poe said.

Reid has argued that the House wastes too much of its time taking votes to repeal parts of ObamaCare and to sue President Obama. 

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