WASHINGTON, D.C. (KELO-AM) U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following comment in advance of Monday’s five-year anniversary of President Obama’s stimulus package being signed into law:
“Five years and $1 trillion later, millions of Americans are still waiting for the relief Democrats and the president promised when they jammed the partisan stimulus bill through Congress. The percentage of Americans participating in the labor force is at the lowest level since Jimmy Carter occupied the White House as millions of discouraged job seekers have simply stopped looking for work. If the president and congressional Democrats are willing to work with Republicans, there is bipartisan action we could take today to actually help create jobs and economic opportunity, including approving the Keystone XL pipeline, enacting Trade Promotion Authority, and repealing the medical device tax.