As we begin the 112th Congress, my number one priority will continue to be putting Americans to work. Each new proposal will be measured by a simple test: does it create jobs? Does it strengthen our middle class? And does it reduce the deficit?
Over the past two years, we have produced historic legislation in the areas of health care, veterans’ benefits, women’s rights, Wall Street reform, and cutting taxes for 95 percent of the American people and millions of small businesses.