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ICYMI: Why A Republican Senate Could Make A Difference

RNC Communications - September 25, 2014

Excerpts from CNN

By: John Thune and Cathy McMorris Rodgers
September 25, 2014 

Our party has heard Americans' concerns, and that's why we've put forward hundreds of bills to help grow the economy, create jobs, expand opportunity and give American families hope for tomorrow. Our conversations with people back home, from the supermarket to the church pews to the doctor's office, have helped us develop legislative solutions that will make life better for Americans in every corner of this country.
 

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..once these bills go to the Democrat-led Senate, their progress comes to an abrupt halt. Scores of jobs bills and other important legislation are currently gathering dust on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's desk…The same thing has happened to Senate Republicans…Senate Republicans have put forward numerous bills to help create jobs and opportunities and solve the challenges facing working families, but Reid has resolutely refused to allow any of them to come to the floor. 
 

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The contrast between the two parties couldn't be more clear: Republicans are working to create jobs for Americans. Democrats are working to save their own…Americans need solutions. But as long as Reid continues to obstruct meaningful legislation in the Senate, they're not going to get them…
 

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It's our hope that when Congress reconvenes next year, there will be new leadership in the Senate. We need leaders who will create opportunities, not stand in the way of them. We're ready and waiting to get things done for the American people. We just need willing partners.
 

Editor's note: Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, is the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, is the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
 
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