It's been a really busy time in Washington. The House has passed nearly 30 pieces of legislation designed to help create jobs, but unfortunately most of those bills are stalled in the Senate.
I am pleased that the two Houses were finally able to agree on one of the job-creating bills. The House, by a vote of 380 to 41, voted to approve the Senate version of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) bill and send it on to the President for his signature.
I know that many of you are frustrated by the failure of Congress to work together to get Americans back to work, but it's important that you keep in mind that the House continues to work hard to pass job creating legislation, only to have the Senate refuse to even bring most of them to the floor for debate.
The House also continues to work hard to repeal pieces of the debt creating healthcare law - Obamacare. Recently, we approved legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). I'm sure you remember the uproar over the creation of this Board - a 15 member group consisting of unelected, Presidentially-appointed members. Under the existing healthcare law this group would have unlimited power to cut Medicare spending without input from Congress.
Even as the United States Supreme Court conducts arguments on Obamacare, we will continue to work hard to repeal it and to push the Senate to pass legislation that will help small businesses create jobs.