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House Dem implores Senate to 'get off its duff' and pass jobs bill
|Last Edited||Brandon Feb 08, 2010 02:18pm|
|Author||Tony Romm |
|News Date||Monday, February 8, 2010 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello (D) on Monday implored the Senate to "get off its duff" and pass a jobs bill in order to help "families out there who are struggling." |
The congressman stressed lawmakers had to adopt a "wartime mentality" with respect to job creation this year, and he urged them to consider funneling most repaid bank bailout money to taxpayers who are still without work.
"I think a lot of people across the aisle are waking up to how much of a crisis this job situation is," Perriello, a vulnerable House Democrat entering the 2010 election, told ABC's "Top Line."
"I think we need to take back that bailout money, put it into a jobs bill," he added. "We need the Senate to get off its duff and begin moving on jobs."