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Top 10 Bipartisan Jobs Bills Blocked by Senate Democrats

from – Speaker.Gov – by Matt Wolking

Under thecontrol of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.”

Check out the stats. Even Democrats have complained about the Senate’s obstruction, and one actually said he was “furious.” When President Obama tried to blame Republicans, his rhetoric didn’t match reality and fact-checkers called him out for it, noting the dozens of jobs bills listed on that Senate  Democrats are currently blocking.

Here are just 10 of them, ranked in order of bipartisan support:

  • The Hire More Heroes Act (H.R. 3474) passed the House on March 11, 2014, with support from 183 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (H.R. 10) passed the House on May 9, 2014, with support from 158 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) passed the House on December 5, 2013, with support from 130 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 624) passed the House on April 18, 2013, with support from 92 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The American Research and Competitiveness Act (H.R. 4438) passed the House on May 9, 2014, with support from 62 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act (H.R. 4457) passed the House on June 12, 2014, with support from 53 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act (H.R. 6) passed the House on June 25, 2014, with support from 46 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act (H.R. 4453) passed the House on June 12, 2014, with support from 42 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2218) passed the House on July 25, 2013, with support from 39 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
  • The Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (H.R. 1105) passed the House on December 4, 2013, with support from 36 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.

“These are just a few of the examples of what Republicans are working on to foster more economic growth and more job creation in our country,” Speaker Boehner said last week. “For the nearly four years of our majority, Republicans have stayed focused on the economy and on jobs. We’ve listened to the American people. Their priorities are our priorities.”

Instead of focusing on things like restricting religious freedom, the Democrats who run the Senate should follow the House’s lead and pass these jobs bills.

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It’s typical of Republicans to write statements like this and then put them out on the internet for honest Americans to see and of course be outraged about. Down with the Democrats they don’t care about we the people. The Republicans do this because they know that the majority of “we the people”, will take it for what it is when in fact, there’s so much more to it. Yes these Bills are not being signed by Democrats but the real reasons why are because the Bills, with all of there good intentions, are weak and need to be improved. Let’s see….how about the reason the “Democrats” will not sign off on the “The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309): On December 17, 2013, the full Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled “Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse.” In May 2014, Senator Patrick Leahy, (D,NH), the… Read more »

Rick Senner

Well I guess it’s time to clean off 335 bills from Harry Reids desk. The people have been heard and now it’s time for the GOP to show how the congress should be run. Obama can’t veto all these bills or it will really show where the problem lies. I believe he will veto around 90% of these and try to skirt congress at every opportunity given to him. We’ll see in the next month on whether he grants citizenship to 40 million people using executive order bypassing congress. I see the founding fathers turning in their graves if this happens.

Gary Zeiher (MSgt, USAF, Ret)

Not only should just about ALL Democrats in both the Senate and the House be voted out in November the same applies to just about ALL Republicans. I was once a true blue Republican but that ended sometime back. Exactly when I don’t recall but that’s irrelevant anyway. Politicians as a whole should NOT be trusted. Once elected far too many of them conveniently “forget” ALL of their campaign promises and their priorities then become “how can I be assured I’m re-elected”. Those of us who put them in office are simply willing pawns in their game of power. Apparently we don’t learn from our mistakes since many of these same “non-representatives” are re-elected over and over and over again.


There are over 300 bills on Dirty Harry’s desk that have passed the House.


I’ve never seen such shameless behavior from the likes of Pelosi, Reid, Holder, Obama, Carney and others, (too numerable to mention them all). There is no honor among them. They do not deserve to be addressed as “Honorable”. Such blatant lying, character assassinations, intentional duping of the public (aka “spinning”), stone-walling and cynicism, coupled with incivility against those with opposing views is nearly incomprehensible. These aforementioned, sordid, low-life cast of characters, in collusion with the willfully blind liberal main-stream media, has projected our image as more akin to an impotent, third-world country.

Alfred L. Kreps

Most of the Dems need to have a head removal operation. Some have their head in the sand, some have their head where the sun doesn’t shine and it shows on Reid and OB’s faces as they appear to have constipation in both ends of their anatomy.


So why do we keep these puppets in office?? Term Limits are a must if we are to keep our Republic intact. Experience is wonderful, but these loop-hole politicians are nothing but self serving bozos. When Georgia was formed by Oglethorpe three things were outlawed in 1733…Demoned Run (Not sure about this one), Slavery (I agree), and the scourge of the land, LAWYERS…need I say more, they have ruined our country…after all most have become our legislators…oh my!


Just a thought about voting;
Not all Republicans should be reelected. However, our Country cannot take another 8 years of a Democratic President and a Democratically controlled Senate. Let’s get rid of the do nothing Republicans after 2016.


Obama, the Democratic Party and the “Pravada Media” are a threat to America and the World. Do not underestimate Obama. Obama is not a bumbling idiot and a lightweight. On the contrary, he is doing exactly what his ideology dictates. DIVIDE AND CONQUER! CONTINUOUSLY REPEAT THE BIG LIE! DEMONIZE YOUR OPPONENT! He is serious when he says he wants to “fundamentally transform America.” He is crashing our system with debt, perpetuating racial and class divisiveness and making our Allies have second thoughts about where America stands on any issue. He and the Democratic Party are against religious freedom and taking away our right to bear arms. ASK THE PRESIDENT HOW IS GUN CONTROL WORKING FOR HIS BUDDY RAHM EMANUEL IN CHICAGO??? They are systematically making every American more dependent on the Federal Government, making us all “Slaves” on the Democratic Plantation. America, we must stop being afraid of someone calling… Read more »

Michael j Affatato

Hairy Reid was not elected those whores in Nevada stole that election like they did to Romney and mcdaniels in Mississippi.look at what he tried to do with the farmer till our oath keepers came to his aid ? Reid is an ex boxer perhaps he was hit in the head to often ,no one could be born that stupid and if it is alzheimers he should be institutionalized. MikeA



R Klehr - Duluth

Wouldn’t you like to be related to this idiot of Harry Reid?? I bet you would be proud of that fact and brag it to the whole world! Can anyone recall when we have had such an imbecile such as this current incompetent Senate Majority Leader, in any past history? History will note that Dingy Harry Reid is the most unqualified for the job and a current Ritz Carlton Hotel resident in Washington DC. And to think, we taxpayers have to pay his salary and all benefits for his lifetime!! The “jerk mold” was broken when Dingy Harry Reid was born!


I’ve been to several town halls conducted by Senator Tom Coburn. He has said repeatedly at each one – HARRY REID has got to go. Reid blocks everything – knowing that the public blames the House and Republicans. His opinion is that nothing will ever get done until Reid and Pelosi are out of the picture. I agree. The morons who vote repeatedly for this senile old coot should be given I.Q. tests before being allowed a ballot. If they can’t make it to 75 – tear the ballot up and send them packing! His threats, innuendo; crass slanders and childlike remarks may be appreciated in the Nursing Home he goes to; but the American public has had it. Why Obama has such staunch supporters is beyond me – unless he either threatens them, or makes promises of $$ and power. As far as the Lamestream Media goes – many… Read more »

susan muray

I truly think that term limits are necessary, and if that doesn’t happen, then every politician should be given a competency test. Three lies and you’re out. That would be one way to clear out the whole mess !!

Dorothy Day

I have lived in Vegas since January 1959. I have voted against Harry Reid in his every race since I believe 1962 when he first ran for City Attorney.


There are over 300 bills passed in the house that are on Reid’s desk that he’s sitting on to hold America hostage. Why do the voters of Nevada keep this vermin in power? Let me guess, he gives us free stuff.

Don Spicer

Their to buzy obeying king Obama.

Don Spicer

Their to buzy obeying king obama


“The Senate has done nothing.” Harry Reid has been totally effective in blocking all meaningful legislation on behalf of Obama.

If this isn’t an object lesson for those out there who are sitting on the sidelines figuring out if they should bother to vote this November, then nothing is. Remember, this is only the top 10. There have been dozens of bill from the House that have met the same fate with the Democrats in charge of the Senate. If we can’t muster enough votes to flip the Senate this November, then this is what we have to look forward to for the balance of Obama’s term. This nation can’t afford two more years of stagnation and regressive Progressive policies.


With so many angry at GOP obstructionism, this rightwing source is trying to bring about a talking point that the Democrats have done blocking too! This list of jobs bills that are “bipartisan” are hardly jobs bills. Well, except for the first one. Let’s go through their list: H.R. 3474 – Conservative groups referred to it as a “special-interest orgy.” Rather than blocking it, they attached it to the EXPIRE Act, to let Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire, and that’s when it was blocked… by Republicans. You know, because Bush tax cuts are for the rich, and they must never end. H.R. 10 – Was argued against critically that “the federal government is taking too much of a direct role in defining ‘quality’ and ‘high performance’ charter schools,” which I thought you guys were against. It was said the bill was “taking away power from the states to… Read more »