Congressman Pat Meehan (R-PA): “The need for Washington to act on jobs is as urgent as ever. The nation’s unemployment rate has now exceeded eight percent for three years running — the longest stretch since the Great Depression. Struggling families and workers want to end the gridlock and get our economy moving. House Republicans have offered good ideas that will help create jobs, but to execute them, we need leadership from President Obama and help from his fellow Democrats who control the Senate….
One of our jobs bills would extend the payroll tax cut for a full year, as the president requested. The Republican-led House has passed this bill, but the Democratic-controlled Senate hasn’t. A bipartisan conference committee is working to change that, but time is running short.”