(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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[Pages H6866-H6867]
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  (Mr. HIMES asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. HIMES. Madam Speaker, 2 days ago the United States Senate, the 
Republicans in the United States Senate, unanimously decided to not 
bring for consideration the jobs bill. I don't understand the workings 
of the United States Senate, and I don't understand the logic behind 
that decision, but I do understand why on a good day the approval 
ratings of the United States Congress are 12 percent.
  Maybe the bill wasn't perfect. The only justification for not 
bringing the jobs bill today is because you've got a better bill.
  So I ask the Senate and I ask the leadership of this House, there are 
14 million Americans who today need a job; so if the bill's not 
perfect, that's fine; let's make it good. But let's do it today.

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  The American people cannot wait on the politics of this institution. 
Let's bring a jobs bill to the floor today.