For Immediate Release
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Contact: Matthew Morgan – 202-226-5543
Conyers Calls on Republicans to Return to Washington and Work on Job Creation
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined his House Democratic colleagues and called on House Republicans to return to Washington, and begin to work on the many serious challenges facing the American people—most importantly job creation. Rep. Conyers also encouraged Democratic conferees to continue their efforts to reach a full one-year extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits, and the Medicare physician fee fix. House Democratic conferees are hard at work to reach a bipartisan agreement on the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits, and the Medicare physician fee fix that will extend these critical initiatives for the rest of the year. Democrats have long been committed to a full one-year extension of these benefits. The Republican Majority, on the other hand, is keeping Congress out of session until the third week of January.
“The city of Detroit is experiencing one of the most serious jobs crisis since the Great Depression,” said Conyers. “We need the House to come back into session now, so we can address the unemployment emergency in this nation with meaningful direct job creation legislation and a year -long extension of unemployment benefits. Furthermore, there is no reason for House Republicans to continue blocking passage of President Obama’s American Jobs Act, a moderate and common sense job creation bill that would put millions of Americans back to work.
“House Republican must return to Washington to focus on legislation that will create what the American people deserve—which is jobs, jobs, jobs. Democrats are committed to rebuilding the American dream and ensuring there are opportunities for all who are willing to work hard. The American people have been clear: they want both sides to work together to extend the payroll tax cut for a full year to 160 million Americans and they want to see Congress forge a bipartisan compromise that will create jobs, grow the economy, and strengthen the middle class.”
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