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Thornberry says House is passing bills, President is 'passing the buck'

Washington, July 24, 2013
Washington, DC -- Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) made the following comments after the President's latest economic speech:

"The House is passing bills while President Obama is passing the buck.  The reality is the economy is still struggling in large part because of the big-government policies the President has staked his legacy on, with Obamacare leading the pack.  The President’s economic formula continues to be excessive regulations, more taxes on small businesses, restrictions on domestic energy production, and massive federal spending.  This afternoon, he made it clear he is recycling this failed formula in a series of campaign speeches that generate nothing more than news stories and a whole lot of panic among our businesses.
Jobs are hard to find because businesses have no idea where the President will 'pivot' next.  The House is not waiting for his lead.  We are tackling Obamacare, regulation, entitlements, energy, and the government instead."