Rep. Hayworth: Senate needs to act on House-passed jobs bills

To get the economy moving again Democrats in the Senate need to act on House-passed jobs bills, Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) said in her party's weekly address.

"Right now, there are nearly 30 jobs bills passed by the House with support from both Republicans and Democrats that are awaiting action in the Democratic-run Senate," she said.

"One vote is all each of these jobs bills needs to get to the president’s desk, and it’s disappointing the Senate hasn’t acted."


Hayworth said that December's employment report, which showed the economy adding 200,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.5 percent, was evidence of President Obama's failed stewardship of the economy.

"Indeed, all of this requires the help – and the leadership – of the president," Hayworth said. "We are hopeful that President Obama, in his State of the Union Address, will express a willingness to work with Republicans to enact all of these jobs bills."