(House of Representatives - July 20, 2011)

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                          JOBS AND THE ECONOMY

  (Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute.)
  Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, we need bipartisan 
efforts that focus on fiscal responsibility while maintaining important 
investments in our communities that will create jobs and grow the 
  Even now, I am trying to be confident that the best interests of the 
American people will prevail, but it is terribly disappointing that 
ending Medicare for seniors is so important to Republicans that they 
continue to pursue this agenda at all costs and willingly put our 
national economy in peril.
  Mr. Speaker, the House of Representatives has been under the control 
of the Republicans for nearly 200 days, and they have yet to bring a 
single job-creating bill to the floor. This is an issue that should 
always be above partisan politics. It seems that they would rather see 
the United States default on its existing debt for the first time in 
history, watch our economy lose hundreds of thousands of jobs, and 
cause interest rates and consumer goods to skyrocket in the process.
  We must do something about it.