Cruz: Pro-Growth Measures Should be Tied to Payments Extension
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding his no vote to proceed to consideration of the unemployment insurance bill.
“Extending emergency unemployment payments is simply a Band-Aid to try to cover up the failure of the President’s economic policies. Under President Obama, the rich have gotten richer, and the most vulnerable among us have been hurt the most. The longer people are on unemployment benefits, the harder it is for them to find a job. Instead of extending unemployment yet again, we should fix the problem: restore growth and stop the job-killing Washington policies. We should repeal Obamacare, which is costing countless jobs across the country. We should expand energy production and build the Keystone pipeline, which would immediately create tens of thousands of high-paying jobs. We should stop abusive regulations that are hammering small businesses. And we should reform our tax system, to bring back economic growth and jobs today."