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15 Real Jobs Bills Stalled in the Senate

President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have continuously blamed Republicans for blocking jobs bills. But this is simply not the case. The Republican-led House has passed more than 15 bills that will spur job growth while the Democratic-led Senate has failed to act. Government legislation cannot create jobs but it can help create an environment where private employers create jobs. We must put pressure on Harry Reid to bring the following House-passed real jobs bills that are currently stalled in the Senate up for a vote.                

                                                        House Passed Jobs Bills

H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

The bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to clarify that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a state may not require a permit under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for the application of pesticides regulated under FIFRA. The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act would ensure that pesticide users are not faced with unnecessary regulations that harm job growth.

H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act

The bill would strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its ability to use the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases. Without this legislation, the agency will continue with its plan to implement burdensome new rules and regulations on American businesses that will have a significant negative impact on America’s economy while having virtually no positive impact on global temperatures.

Click here to see our key vote notice in support of H.R. 910.

H. J. Res. 37, Disapproval of FCC’s Net Neutrality Act

H.J. Res 37 would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from imposing net neutrality regulations on Internet providers. Net neutrality is likely to cripple competition, restrict innovation, reduce employment and raise costs for all consumers—all of which would only exacerbate the current economic downturn. These job-killing regulations would involve significant new controls on the Internet that would have significant implications for investing in innovation and broadband deployment.

Click here to see our key vote notice in support of H. J. Res. 37.

H.R. 2018, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act

The bill would 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 would reduce the federal government’s power over individual state’s water quality standards to help increase job growth.

H.R. 1315, Consumer Financial Protection & Soundness Improvement Act

This bill is will amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The increased accountability will help to prevent harmful job-killing regulations.

H.R. 2587, Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act

The bill would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ordering any employer to close, relocate or transfer employment under any circumstance. Federal bureaucrats should not be reversing the business decisions of private employers. Washington already has too many harmful regulations that hurt job growth. The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act would help ensure that the government agency does not over step their bounds by dictating decisions made by private sector companies.

Click here to see our key vote notice in support of H.R. 2587.

H.R. 2401, Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN ACT)

The TRAIN Act would establish an 11-member committee, chaired by the Department of Commerce, to analyze the impacts of a number of major Environment Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. The agency often understates the negative impact its rules will have on jobs and energy prices. This is why we need a committee whose sole purpose is to analyze the cumulative impacts of EPA regulations. The TRAIN Act would push back against the EPA's unconstitutional, outrageous rules and regulations that raise energy prices for consumers, destroy jobs and increase our dependence on foreign sources of energy.

Click here to see our key vote notice in support of H.R. 2401. 

H.R. 2681, Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act

The bill would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations from coming into effect which would place burdensome regulations on the cement industry. The cement industry estimates that the rule could destroy as many as 4,000 jobs. The Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act would stop the unnecessary cement MACT rule which will cost thousands of jobs and hamper economic growth.

Click here to see our key vote notice in support of H.R. 2581.

H.R. 2250, EPA Regulatory Relief Act

The bill would help to curtail the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Boiler MACT regulations on boilers and industrial incinerators. The Council of Industrial Boiler Owners estimates that the regulations will cost 244,000 jobs. The EPA Regulatory Relief Act would help to roll back unreasonable regulations and save thousands of American jobs.

Click here to see our key vote notice in support of H.R. 2250.

H.R. 2273, Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act

The bill would prohibit the EPA from regulating coal ash as a toxic waste in any state which prefers to develop its own plans in that regard. This bill would further slow the EPA’s Regulatory Trainwreck and could save thousands of jobs in coal-rich states such as West Virginia and Ohio.

H.R. 1230, Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act

The Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R. 1230) would establish statutory deadlines for sales of certain oil and gas leases in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would reduce net direct spending by $25 million over the 2011-2016 period and about $40 million over the 2011-2021 period. Restarting offshore leasing will help restore thousands of jobs.

H.R. 1229, Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

The bill would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to facilitate the production of American energy resources from the Gulf of Mexico. The Obama administration has delayed or canceled offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill would jump start offshore oil drilling by implementing a 30-day deadline in which the secretary of the U.S. Interior Department would have to make a decision on the Gulf of Mexico drilling permit applications. The bill would likely help to create tens of thousands of jobs and strengthen the economy.

Click here to see our key vote notice in support of H.R. 1229.

H.R. 1231, Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act

The bill would reverse President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act and amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require that each 5-year offshore oil and gas leasing program offer leasing in the areas with the most prospective oil and gas resources and would establish a domestic oil and natural gas production goal. Reversing the offshore moratoriums will help restore thousands of jobs.

H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011

The bill would eliminate needless permitting delays that have stalled important energy production opportunities off the coast of Alaska. Rather than having exploration air permits repeatedly approved and rescinded by the agency and its review board, the EPA will be required to take final action – granting or denying a permit – within six months. The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011 would speed up the permit process to help create jobs.

H.R. 1938, North American-Made Energy Security Act

The bill would require the President to issue a final order granting or denying the Presidential Permit for Keystone XL 30 days after the issuance of the final environmental impact statement, but in no event later than November 1, 2011. A Canadian pipeline company, TransCanada, has long sought to increase the capacity of its Keystone pipeline system in order to bring more Canadian crude oil to American refineries. The North American-Made Energy Security Act would boost jobs and lower the price of gasoline for all Americans.

Ann McGregor

This is a bunch of crap. These are not jobs bills; they are bills to gut regulations. Not the same thing. Not the same thing AT ALL.


Does anyone know how many Republican Jobs bills Reid has presented to the senate?

Jeffrey Roush

Kind of funny isn't it? If the Senate and Obama enacted these 15 bills, we would be out of this recession in a few years. But they don't enacted them because they don't want to give a victory to the GOP and Blue Dog Democrats. Even though it would make Obama look good and probably up his chances to get reelected. Weird......


We have the world's largest oil field in North Dakota.. Larger than any other oil field. We have no need to drill offshore.

Jeffrey Roush

Same with Wyoming. We have all the oil shale and Natural Gas the that this country needs and the EPA and the rest of the "Save the Earth" Nuts would rather import all of our energy from countries that do not follow the same strict regulations that our energy sector follows. So they are basically being hypocritical when they say we have to get our energy from someone else, when that some one else is a country with no regulations what so ever. Lets face it, Alternative energy is still a decade or so off from being able to replace our "traditional" fuels on a large scale. We could start by converting our cars to Compressed Natural Gas, which is what the USA has a lot of and is the cleanest burning of the fossil fuels. I like the all of the above approach, its the only viable solution to our energy problems. The EPA and the Earth Nuts need to wake up from their fantasy land of Wind and Solar only energy in the USA!

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Richard TaylorAPP

it be better to follow the Constitution and remove the federal government
altogether from making laws and REGULATIONS that were NEVER DELEGATED to
it, instead of trying to make changes in those federal laws and regulations;
REGULATIONS that the federal government was both RESTRICTED FROM EVEN CREATING?;
Noting, that if such regulations were made, and those regulations were not
obeyed, that the federal government was RESTRICTED from even prosecuting
those infractions as a crime?<br>
Consider these LIMITATIONS upon the powers granted to the federal government.<br>
<p><b><a href="">MR. GEORGE NICHOLAS, Virginia Ratifying Convention
6-16-1788</a>:</b> "....As to the exclusion of a jury from the vicinage,
he has mistaken the fact. The legislature may direct a jury to come from
the vicinage. But the gentleman says that, by this Constitution, they have
power to make laws to define crimes and prescribe punishments; and that,
consequently, we are not free from torture. (a.) Treason against the United States
is defined in the Constitution, and the forfeiture limited to the life of
the person attainted. Congress have power to (b.) define and punish piracies and
felonies committed on the high seas (ONLY), and (c.) offences against the laws of nations;
<b>&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;but they "CANNOT <u>DEFINE</u>" or "<u>PRESCRIBE</u>" the punishment of
<u>ANY other crime WHATEVER</u>, <u>without "VIOLATING" the "CONSTITUTION". ...</u>"</b><br>
<font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u><a href="">Mr. PENDLETON </a></u></b></font><b><a href="">Virginia Ratifying Convention
6-16-1788</a></b><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>.</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> "Suppose it was contrary to the sense&nbsp; of their constituents to grant <b><u>exclusive privileges</u></b> to <b><u>citizens&nbsp; residing</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b> <u>"within </u>&gt;&gt;&gt;<u>THAT place </u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">the effect would be directly in opposition to what he says. </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>It could have NO operation without the LIMITS of</u> &gt;&gt;&gt;"<u>THAT</u>"&nbsp; <u>district.</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> Were Congress to <b><u>make&nbsp; a law</u></b> granting them an <b><u>exclusive privilege</u></b> of trading&nbsp; to the East Indies, </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>it could have</u> &gt;&gt;&gt;<u>NO effect&nbsp; "THE MOMENT" it would go without </u>&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;"<u>THAT</u>" <u>PLACE; &nbsp;for their</u> &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;"<u>exclusive power</u>" is<u> </u>&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;"<u>CONFINED</u>"&nbsp; to &nbsp;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;"<u>THAT</u>"<u> district</u>. </b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>Were they to pass such a law</b>, </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>it would be NUGATORY;</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> and </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>"<u>EVERY</u>" <u>member</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> of the community </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>at large</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> could trade to the East Indies as well as the citizens of that district. This <b>"<u>exclusive</u>" <u>power</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b> is "<u>LIMITED</u>" to<u> </u>&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;"<u>THAT</u>" <u>PLACE</u> "<u>SOLELY</u>"</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">, for their </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>&gt;&gt;&gt;<u>OWN</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b> preservation</b>, which all gentlemen&nbsp; allow to be necessary. "</font><br>

APP: They cannot arrogate <b>any new law regulation or power outside the delegated powers.... EVER.</b> That is why the federal compact is a REPUBLIC. Republics do not change.<br>
<font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u><a href="">Mr. PENDLETON </a></u></b></font><b><a href="">Virginia Ratifying Convention
6-16-1788</a></b><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>.</u></b> "...With&nbsp; respect to the necessity of the </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>ten miles square</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> being superseded by the</font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> <b><u>subsequent clause</u></b>,</font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> <u>which gives them power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution</u> the </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>foregoing</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> powers, and all other powers </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>VESTED</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> by this Constitution in the government of the United States, <b>or in any department or officer thereof,<br>
</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>I understand that clause as NOT going a "SINGLE STEP BEYOND" the "DELEGATED powers"</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">.
What can it act upon? Some power given by this Constitution.&nbsp; If they
should be about to pass a law in consequence of this clause, </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>they must pursue some of the "DELEGATED powers", but&nbsp; can by &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;"NO MEANS" depart from them </u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>(N)</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>OR
"ARROGATE" "ANY NEW" powers; for the &gt;&gt;&gt;PLAIN&nbsp; LANGUAGE of
the clause is, to give them power to pass laws in order to give&nbsp; "effect"
to the &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;"DELEGATED" powers".</u>"<br></b></font><br>
<a href=""><font color="#0000ff" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>Thomas Jefferson - Kentucky Resolutions</b></font></a><font color="#0000ff" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u> - 1798</u></b></font>:<font color="#000000"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>&nbsp;# 2</u>.</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>" Resolved</b>, That the Constitution of the United States, having <u>delegated</u> to Congress a power to punish:<br><b><br>
a.) <u> treason</u>,</b> <br><b>b.)&nbsp; <u>counterfeiting</u></b> the securities and current coin of the United States, <br><b>c.)&nbsp; <u>piracies</u></b>, and felonies committed on the <b>high seas</b>, and<br><b>d.)</b>&nbsp; <b><u>offenses</u></b> against the law of nations, <br><br></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>and &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; NO OTHER CRIMES &gt;&gt;&gt;"WHATSOEVER"; </u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">and it being true as a general principle, and one of the amendments to the Constitution having also declared, that</font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>"<u>the
powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, not prohibited
by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people</u>," </b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>therefore the act of Congress</b>,
passed on the 14th day of July, 1798, and intituled "An Act in addition to
the act intituled An Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the
United States," as also the act passed by them on the — day of June, 1798,
intituled "An Act to punish frauds committed on the bank of the United States,"</font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>(&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; and <u>ALL</u> their <u>OTHER</u> <u>ACTS</u> which <u>assume</u> to &gt;&gt;&gt;<u>CREATE</u>, <u>DEFINE</u>, or <u>PUNISH</u> crimes, <u>OTHER</u> than <u>THOSE so enumerated</u> in the Constitution,) </b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>&gt;&gt;&gt; are "<u>ALTOGETHER</u>" "<u>VOID</u>", and of "<u>NO FORCE</u>"<u>; </u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">and that the power to</font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b>create, define, and punish such other crimes</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">is</font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>reserved</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">, and, of</font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>right</u>,</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>appertains</u></b><u> <b>solely</b></u></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">and</font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>exclusively to the respective "STATES"</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT">, </font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>each within its </u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u>own</u></b></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial,Helvetica,Univers,Zurich BT"><b><u> territory.</u></b></font><br>

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Richard TaylorAPP

The next consideration, is that many of these play to the "state exclusive privileged
Corporations and Unions" in that they open up federal contracts to the limited
few that would even be able to drill for oil in the the gulf and do not allow
EVERYONE within the United States to drill for oil on there OWN PROPERTY
as well; <br>
This limitation on limiting where oil and other natural resources are allowed
to be taken, plays to Corporate PROTECTIONISM and EXCLUDES TRUE FREE TRADE.<br>
The last thing corporations want is the true free trade of Wildcat Drillers dropping holes everywhere to find oil.<br>
Just as Diamonds are held from sale to keep the prices of diamonds high;
The perception that oil is scarce, keeps the price of oil high; <br>
Let us remove the abilities of both federal and state governments from imposing
limitations on drilling and exploration by anyone; <br>
THEN lets see TRUE free trade in action.<br>
<b><a href="">American Patriot Party.CC</a></b><br>


yet another falling out of obamas failure of presidency, looking at these bills, I wonder why I never saw them before, and running my own private company is no easy task. More than half of those bills would have made my life so much easier, and allow me to expand to hiring more employies. But as is now, if I get any bigger the feds are going to go up my rear

Jaime Davila

These are all just deregulatory bills created by lobbyist of each of these industries..These are not job creation bills this is just your congress playing a waiting game. And you're to brainwashed to see this .. If I remember correctly deregulation or the unregulated financial sector is what created this problem that we are in, in the first place.
All of these basically are. With the exemption if the small business bill.
The BLS has actually put the numbers of jobs lost to or because of regulations at 0.04 percent .
Meanwhile the president has been threatned with a filibuster every time he has introduced a jobs bill.
Really just stop and think is it better to sacrifice the greater good for our country, just to make the point that you hate this president for whatever paranoid reason.

Gary Sorrells

Tweet this page to grow support for passing these critically important bills that if passed would make an immediate difference in job growth and reduction of federal over involvement in many facets of our lives. If we do not change these things promptly by getting involved we will find ourselves, very soon, enslaved under full tilt tyrannical rule.