GOP rep: House bills ‘collecting dust’ in Senate

Rep. Ted PoeTed PoeCameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to push for gun vote Congress should stop government hacking and protect the Fourth Amendment MORE (R-Texas) blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidReid: McConnell silence on Trump 'speaks volumes' McConnell pressures Dems to back Zika deal Week ahead: Court watchers await abortion ruling; Zika fight heads to Senate MORE (D-Nev.) for refusing to take up hundreds of House-passed bills. 

“There are currently over 350 bills that have passed the House of Representatives but remain stuck in the Senate,” Poe said on Wednesday. “But the process is stalled in the Senate where these bills still sit on Senator Reid’s desk collecting dust. The country’s many issues cannot be addressed if one chamber simply refuses to do its job.”

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Poe said the House measures would help create jobs, but that Senate Democrats are blocking those efforts.

“The House has taken action and passed good legislation to address important issues facing our country from energy to job creation,” Poe said.

Reid has argued that the House wastes too much of its time taking votes to repeal parts of ObamaCare and to sue President Obama. 

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