Jobs: what is congress doing?
April 25th, 2011
01:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Jobs: what is congress doing?


Capitol Hill (CNN) - Where are members of Congress in week two of recess? Working more on their jobs resume. A sampling from Monday: Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, signed up for the classic tour of a manufacturing plant, Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-New Jersey, checked in with a local economic group (bonus points that the group has "Main Street" in its name) and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-North Carolina, tweeted from a hope-inducing announcement of a multimillion research/technology project.

Congress is certainly talking jobs and standing near jobs. But what are lawmakers doing about them?

In this week's American Sauce, we dig into issue number one. No, not the royal wedding. We look at: 1. What exactly could Congress be doing, right now, about jobs? and 2. What has this Congress done? What have lawmakers even proposed?

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. John

    Under the Reagan administration there was a program, Project Socrates, that both foresaw the present economic crisis and developed the means to prevent the crisis. One of the things that was determined with in Project Socrates was that economists were not just unable to see or prevent the crisis but rather the economists were a big part of the underlying cause of the problem. As result, the economists, who today are considered the high-priests of rebuilding the economic health of the US, will not mention Project Socrates let alone discuss the means the Socrates Project developed to turn the US around.

    April 25, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. Jake

    they are instead focusing on social issues and trying to Christianize our nation! they are NOT focusing on JOBS!

    April 25, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Congress is sitting back and waiting.......hoping something positive will happen, which ISN'T happening!

    April 25, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. NYC REPUB

    DEM congress always had a jobs bill up.........GOP scared everyone, won big in 2010, and now they are just focusing on the deficit. Which is important, but to be honest they should work on 2 things at once......
    To be honest and fair, the job growth we're seeing now, is due to the Obama administrations bold steps to steer away from a great depression.

    April 25, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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