On CBS Face the Nation on Sunday November 2, 2014, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said when the next Congress convenes “…we should immediately start passing bills. The House passed 400 bills, and they have all languished. …about 50 are Democrat bills…”
Moderator Bob Schieffer commented, “Will the gridlock ever end?”
Later on the same show, Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota stated “I believe the Congress has to get back to the business of governing… So we can stop people from throwing sand in the gears of government… we have so much opportunity now… 55 months of straight job growth…”
We at “Pass Bills. Create Jobs” couldn’t agree more with both Senators.
Perhaps other areas of the country have had job growth, but here in Lyon County, Nevada, we’ve just reached 10% unemployment after peaking at 19.8% in January 2011 and averaging 15.5% since October 2008. Let’s not let this opportunity pass, and condemn the people of Lyon County, Nevada to 3-5 more years of economic life support!
We challenge the U.S. Senate to pass the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 5205). It was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on September 15, 2014, after over two years of gridlock, and finally compromise, to get the bill passed. Now it needs Senate approval.
We say to you, 100 Senators, you need not wait until next year to pass a bill, PASS THIS BILL as soon as you return on November 12, and finish the business of the 113th Congress. It is a bipartisan bill that was developed at the local level, has bipartisan support, has overwhelming public support and, most importantly, it is a JOBS bill.
The only enemy of this bill is gridlock! We ask you, the U.S. Senate, do not throw sand in the gears of government. In fact, we say, do not throw sand in the gears of economic prosperity for this local community. Pass this bill and create jobs. There is absolutely no reason to oppose this bill and not pass it this year.
For our followers, like this Facebook site at the top of the page, urge your friends to like this page and urge the U.S. Senate to PASS THE BILL.
This is another way to vote and how you can make your voice heard and visible to anyone who would oppose this bill. We now have over 25,000 likes on http://www.passbillscreatejobs.com site, more than the majority of candidates for office. Help us get to at least 30,000 likes by November 12, when the Senate returns.
You can watch this episode by clicking the link below:
Senator Rand Paul’s comments are at 5:42-5:50
Senator Amy Klobuchar’s comments are at 15:22-15:40