Maloney: Congress Shouldn’t Wait to Help Create Jobs

Jan 5, 2012
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and many of her House Democratic colleagues to urge Congressional Republicans to return to Washington and get to work on a range of issues that are vitally important for the American people, especially measures to spur job creation and extend for a full year the President’s payroll tax cut, expanded unemployment insurance coverage, and a Medicare “doc fix.”  Republican Congressional leaders are keeping Congress out of session for nearly two more weeks and plan to have a limited number of session days this month.

“House Democrats are ready to work, but when it comes to job creation Republicans have been missing in action not just today, but for the entire year they’ve been in charge.  The millions of Americans who are unemployed can’t wait for Congress to pass the President’s Jobs Act and to extend unemployment insurance benefits.  Families all over the country can’t wait for Republicans to agree to a full-year extension of the President’s payroll tax cut.  And doctors who serve Medicare patients deserve the reassurance of a full-year ‘doc fix’ that prevents a huge cut in their revenues.  

“To my Republican colleagues, with all due respect, it’s time to get to work and finally address these issues, which are among the most important to the American people.  We can’t wait any longer – and we shouldn’t have to,” said Maloney.