Dear Friend,

Last night I held a telephone town hall conference call to speak with Mississippians about my ideas to create jobs, drive down spending and shrink the size of the federal government. During this call we discussed a number of job creating proposals that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed as part of our pro-growth agenda that creates jobs without expanding the federal government’s role.

Below I have included a list of 15 House-passed bipartisan jobs bills that are stalled and awaiting action in the U.S. Senate.

Regulatory Relief

The U.S. House of Representatives has advanced several bills that would reign in the excessive federal regulations that stifle job creation, hamper innovation and postpone investment in the economy.

H.R. 872, the “Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011”

Passed the House by a vote of 292-130 on March 31, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 910, the “Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011”

Passed the House by a vote of 255-172 on April 7, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.J.Res. 37, a resolution “Disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices”

Passed the House by a vote of 240-179 on April 8, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2018, the “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011”

Passed the House by a vote of 239-184 on July 13, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 1315, the “Consumer Financial Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2011”

Passed the House by a vote of 241-173 on July 21, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2587, the “Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act”

Passed the House by a vote of 238-186 on September 15, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2401, the “Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011”

Passed the House by a vote of 249-169 on September 23, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2681, the “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011”

Passed the House by a vote of 262-161 on October 6, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2250, the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011”

Passed the House by a vote of 275-142 on October 13, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2273, the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act”

Passed the House by a vote of 276-144 on October 14, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
American Energy Production

The U.S. House of Representatives has advanced several bills that would result in increased domestic oil production and put Americans back to work, leading to a reduced dependence on foreign oil and lower gas prices at the pump.

H.R. 1230, the “Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act”

Passed the House by a vote of 266-149 on May 5, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R 1229, the “Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act”

Passed the House by a vote of 263-163 on May 11, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 1231, the “Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act”

Passed the House by a vote of 243-179 on May 12, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 2021, the “Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011”

Passed the House by a vote of 255-166 on June 22, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
H.R. 1938, the “North American-Made Energy Security Act”

Passed the House by a vote of 279-147 on July 26, 2011
Senate has taken no action to date
The fastest way to get people working again is by removing regulatory burdens that cripple our small businesses, increasing American-made energy production and reducing spending.

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God bless,

Gregg Harper

Member of Congress

11/2/11