When there are potential solutions like this, our job as representatives is to find a way to join together and solve the problem.
We believe it is completely unacceptable to allow 4 million Americans to continue suffering.
It is time for members of Congress to start legislating. We hope Congress can finally take a first step toward that by creating a simple path for millions of Americans to become fully employed wherever they find a job, by quickly passing the American Worker Mobility Act and sending it to the president’s desk.
Rep. Tony Cárdenas is a Democrat from California. Rep. Mick Mulvaney is a Republican from South Carolina.
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.