Senate Democrats

Reid: Congress Has No Greater Responsibility Than Putting Americans Back To Work

Americans Agree It Is Fair To Ask Millionaires and Billionaires To Pay Fair Share

Washington, D.C.Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the American Jobs Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

Franklin Roosevelt said that no man can truly be free without economic security.

With 14 million people out of work in America, there are far too many people living in the richest nation in the world yet unable to enjoy the full freedom and independence for which America stands.

So this Congress has no greater challenge – and no more important responsibility – than to enact the policies that help American businesses flourish and grow, put American citizens to work and get our struggling economy back on the track to prosperity.

So I was disappointed yesterday when Republicans chose to play political games with not one but two pieces of important job-creating legislation.

The bill before the Senate would even the odds for American workers and manufacturers in the global marketplace by stopping unfair currency manipulation by the Chinese government.