In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Republicans Block Key Component Of Obama Jobs Bill


Republicans countered with a bill that would provide highway funding, but cut $40 billion in discretionary funds for federal programs, and that included legislation called the REINS act, which would give Congress an effective veto over executive branch regulations like worker and environmental protections.

Both bills were expected to fail, but the GOP and Democrats are hoping to use the votes to bolster dueling political narratives about the opposing party's refusal to support economic growth.