Obama pitches jobs bill, GOP wants less red tape

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

President Barack Obama and House Republicans continue their feud over how to create jobs.

In the weekly radio and Internet addresses today, Obama demands Congress pass his $447 billion jobs bill while the GOP counters with a call for less government red tape.

Obama says it's "time for Congress to get its act together and pass this jobs bill so I can sign it into law."

In the Republican address, Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith, made a pitch for legislation in the House that would reduce regulatory requirements on businesses.

Griffith says "excessive regulations have been a source of frustration for businesses trying to stay afloat." He says Obama "should call on the Democrat-led Senate to follow the House" in passing red tape-cutting measures.

Both efforts face little chance of success as all-or-nothing proposals in the divided legislature.

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