Reid Statement On
Republican Obstruction Of Bill To Keep Jobs In America
July 19, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement after
Republicans blocked the Senate from debating a bill that would eliminate
tax subsidies for companies that ship American jobs overseas, and
provide new incentives for companies to keep jobs here in America.
the past decade, American companies outsourced almost 2.5 million jobs.
Right now, more than 130,000 workers in Nevada are at risk of seeing
their jobs sent overseas. But today, Republicans blocked the Senate from
debating a common-sense bill that would provide a new tax incentive to
create more jobs here at home, and eliminate subsidies for companies
that are shipping American jobs overseas.
“Republicans’ presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney, made a
fortune by encouraging companies to ship American jobs overseas, so it’s
little wonder that Senate Republicans are afraid to defend their support
“Senator McConnell said that his ‘single most important’ goal is
defeating President Obama, and in the past week he has made that
abundantly clear. It is a shame that middle class families must suffer
for Republicans to achieve their political aims.”