House Passed Jobs Bill Same Day that White House Accused Them of Doing Nothing for Jobs
June 22, 2012
A House committee voted on Wednesday to recommend that Attorney General Eric Holder be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with a House investigation of Operation Fast and Furious for more than a year. (The full House is expected to vote on it next week.)
In response, as PJ Media point out, the White House criticized House Republicans for supposedly not doing their job—
Given the economic challenges facing the country, we believe House Republicans should instead be engaged in efforts to create jobs and grow the economy, rather than political theater.
As House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be happy to show you, House Republicans have also done plenty of other work to “create jobs” (if the White House insists on thinking of it that way). Most of these bills have been passed by the House but stopped by the Democrat-controlled Senate, while some have been passed by the Senate as well and signed into law by the president. It is not fair or accurate to accuse House Republicans of not being “engaged in efforts to create jobs and grow the economy”.
For further discussion, see Ed Morrissey on a related Wall Street Journal article.