Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sandy Adams: "We have jobs bills sitting over in the Senate" [VIDEO]

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to interview Congresswoman Sandy Adams at her office in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Adams is one of only fifteen members of Congress who have yet to miss a vote this year. (See Frank Torres' blog about this accomplishment here.)

Several of those votes Adams has taken were for the more than two dozen jobs bills that the House has passed, but have yet to become law.

Why? Because the Senate Democratic Leadership refuses to even discuss them, never mind actually voting on them.

As you can see on the video below, Adams is clearly frustrated with this lack of action by the Senate:
It's really, really sad, because we have passed over 20 bills, I think about 22 now, that we have sent over to the Senate...
We have jobs bills sitting over in the Senate, that passed the House - bipartisan, I might add - and they have yet to even be discussed. And that is simply just irresponsible...
A lot of us, especially some of the freshmen, have gone over and asked Harry Reid to pull up some of these bills, have a discussion, have a debate. If you want to amend it, amend it, send it back. At least have a discussion. The American people deserve that...
Regarding Florida's representation in the U.S. Senate, Adams commends Marco Rubio for his leadership in urging the Senate to look at the House's bills. She is less enthusiastic about Rubio's Democratic counterpart, Bill Nelson, remarking, "I have not heard him say anything about these bills, and that's a shame, because...Floridians deserve the discussion of these bills."

YouTube | Interview with Sandy Adams about jobs bills passed by House

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