Alexander on Request for Vote on President’s Jobs Bill

Posted on October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today released the following statement after Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) objected to a unanimous consent request by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to hold a vote on the jobs proposal President Obama has called on Congress to pass numerous times:

“In his address on September 8, the president said at least 17 times that Congress must pass his jobs bill. He’s repeated that demand nearly every day since. Yet the bill has just been sitting on the Democratic Senate leader’s desk. Senator McConnell is trying to give the president the vote he requested. How can the Democratic leader now in good conscience object to the vote the president has been asking for?” 

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