Senate Republicans release job creation blue print

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) outlined a job creation plan on Tuesday that was drafted by Senate Republicans to kickstart the economy.

The Jobs for America plan calls for regulatory relief, tax reform, energy infrastructure projects, trade expansion and worker retraining initiatives.

“House and Senate Republicans have both been working on jobs plans,” Portman, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Budget Committee, said. “The Senate Republicans are proud to announce today our framework for jumpstarting the economy, for bringing back hope and opportunity. We proposed this plan at a time when we’re living through the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression, and at a time when we have very disappointing job numbers, including the last few months.”

The plan calls for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and touts the project as an immediate job creator.

“So this is a responsible effort to look at what we would do if we had the majority,” Portman said. “So it’s a blueprint for jobs, but also a blueprint for governing. When you look at what’s happened over the last couple of years, the House of Representatives has passed over a hundred bills that have not seen the light of day in the Senate. Dozens of those bills would relate directly to this jobs plan.”