The provisions found in the House bill set a framework for these negotiations to take place. As the conference debates the extension of these benefits, House Republicans will come to the table with meaningful proposals to provide certainty and get Americans working again.
We have already passed more than 25 bipartisan bills that would create jobs now and give businesses the ability to grow and expand for a sustainable future. By reducing the burdens being placed on businesses and supporting their willingness to grow, millions of Americans will benefit from a rekindled stability. There is hope, but it comes from a dedication to doing what is right, not what is easy. We want real jobs that will be here years from now and will stand firm in our commitment to a more prosperous tomorrow.
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) is a member of the Agriculture, Foreign Affairs and Small Business committees.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.