Bring the bill to a vote

Published 11:31 pm Thursday, October 6, 2011

To the editor:

Recently, I read that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor not only declared President Obama’s American Jobs Act dead, he refuses to even take a vote on it.

My question is — if he believes the bill doesn’t stand a chance of passing, why doesn’t he have the House vote on it, so members can publicly declare where they stand?

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Actions speak louder than words, and I’d like to see exactly which House Republicans are against this bill.

The American Jobs Act would create jobs and put Americans back to work, while helping those who need it most: teachers, veterans, youth, and the long-term unemployed. This is something we need.

So if House Republicans are against this, let’s see them own it and explain why.

Celeste M. Jones