After Voting Against Jobs Bill, Rep. Broun Criticizes Lack Of A Jobs Bill

March 09, 2010 4:19 pm ET

During a floor speech on March 9, 2010, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) chided the 111th Congress for "not pass[ing] any legislation that would create jobs" during its second session.  However, just last week the House voted on and passed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, which Broun opposed.

Rep. Broun Says Congress Has Done "Absolutely Nothing" To Create Jobs This Session

Rep. Paul Broun:

The 111th Congress is starting its tenth week of this session. And what have we done to help the American family and our small businessmen and women? Absolutely nothing, Madame Speaker. Absolutely nothing. We have not passed any legislation that would create jobs, that would lower the health care cost, or jump start our struggling economy.  [Broun Floor Remarks, 2/9/10]

The House Passed A Jobs Bill Last Week

Less Than A Week Before Broun's Remarks, The House Passed The $35 Billion HIRE Act.  As reported by the Associated Press: "the House on Thursday passed legislation giving companies that hire the jobless a temporary payroll tax break. The measure passed 217-201 on a mostly party-line vote. The bill also extends federal highway programs through the end of the year... The $35 billion bill - blending $15 billion in tax cuts and subsidies for infrastructure bonds issued by local governments with the $20 billion in transportation money - is far smaller than the massive economic stimulus bill enacted a year ago." [Associated Press, 3/5/10]

  • Broun Voted Against The HIRE Act.  On March 4, 2010, Rep. Paul Broun voted against the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. [HR 2874, Vote #90, 3/4/10]