We've already had this discussion.<quoted text>
Maybe it would be more clear if one did a google search regarding the 30+ bills passed by the house that hairless reed refuses to bring up for a vote.
Posted by Speaker Boehner's Press Office, January 24, 2012:
"The Democratic-controlled Senate is sitting on nearly 30 bipartisan House-passed jobs bills including proposals supported by the president."
Eric Cantor claims that "House Republicans have passed 40 jobs bills that are currently stuck in the Democrat controlled Senate."
H.R. 2560 - The Republican Jobs Bill was tabled by Senator Reid by a vote of 51-46.
So, let's take a look at Cantor's list:
H.R. 872 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act: Intented to eliminate the requirement of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the use of pesticides already approved for use under FIFRA. It was passed in the House in 2011.
H.R. 910 Energy Tax Prevention Act: Prohibits the EPA from pursuing its climate change agenda for regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act; Republicans claim "this will save countless jobs and protect our economy from the tens of billions of dollars such a regulatory tax would cost." It passed the in the House in 2011.
H.J. Res. 37 Disapproval of FCC's Net Neutrality Regulations: Mere a resolution expressing disapproval of the net neutrality rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.
H.R. 2018 Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State's water quality standards. This bill was renamed H.R. 1948 and is sitting in House committee.
H.R. 1315 Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act: Make it easier to restrain the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from issuing regulations that Republicans believe could interfere with the safe operation of U.S. financial markets.
H.R. 2587 - Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act: Prohibits the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance. Passed the House in 2011.
H.R. 2401 Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act: Requires analyses of the cumulative and incremental impacts of certain rules and actions of the Environmental Protection Agency. Passed the House in 2011
H.R. 2681 - Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act: To provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities. Passed the House in 2011
H.R. 2250 EPA Regulatory Relief Act: Hailed by Republicans as a "timeout" from long-delayed regulations aimed at mercury that threatened to raise costs on boiler operators and incinerators. The measure exempts smaller burning facilities from any regulation at all.
H.R. 2273 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act: A restructuring of regulating of the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals.
Well, you get the idea. None of these are worth wasting the Senate's time addressing. They are all cut from the same Republican cloth...Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act; Regulatory Accountability Act; Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act; REINS Act; Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act; Small Business Tax Cut Act; Health Care Cost Reduction Act; 3% Withholding Rule Repeal UGH!!! Doesn't the House have better things to do than play partisan poltics?