Dr. Boozman's Check-up
Yesterday I took to the Senate floor to push my colleagues to support a myraid of bills that will help create jobs in Arkansas. These commonsense bills would create the conditions for job growth, instead of perpetuating the uncertainty that is stifling job creation.
Unfortunately as noted in this Washington Post story, "quorum calls have taken up about a third of its [the Senate's] time since January, according to C-SPAN statistics: more than 17 eight-hour days’ worth of dead air."
The Hill's Floor Action Blog noted the crux of my speech--that this is unacceptable.
There is no excuse to why this chamber fails to work on legislation and programs that will provide relief for the unemployed. The Senate majority and President Obama have failed to show that job creation is at the top of their agenda.
Let's drop the quorum calls and starting calling the roll for votes on bills that put Americans back to work.