Mar 6, 2012

McCarthy: I Hope The President & Senate Democrats Will Join With House Republicans To Prioritize Energy & Job Creation

Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) gave the following remarks at the weekly House Republican leadership press conference in which he called on President Obama and Senate Democrats to act on energy and job creation:

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“Our bill is focused on start-up businesses. Major provisions include access to capital, cutting red tape and allowing individuals to take a chance in America and create jobs – which has been lacking from this administration. We are very hopeful that the Senate will take up these six bills put together.”

TRANSCRIPT:

“As our Members go across their districts, two of the biggest things they hear about are the price of energy and job creation. This week in the House we will deal with both issues. The Speaker talked about the hydropower bill we will have on the floor today and tomorrow we will introduce the JOBS Act.

“Many of you know my story; by age 20 I started my first business. I took some risk and hired four people right away. I even had to build my counter in my father’s garage. Today, I couldn’t start that business. This is why you are seeing one of the lowest points of start-ups, within this country, in the last thirty years.

“Our bill is focused on start-up businesses. Major provisions include access to capital, cutting red tape and allowing individuals to take a chance in America and create jobs – which has been lacking from this administration. We are very hopeful that the Senate will take up these six bills put together.

“As the Speaker has mentioned, the President has looked over these bills. We hope he will use the bully pulpit to place the priorities where America believes they should be – energy and job creation.”