6:04 PM EDT
Harry Reid, D-NV

Mr. REID. Mr. President, my friend from Kentucky said it all in the last statement. He would be willing to agree to have a vote at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Why in the world would we want to waste American taxpayer dollars sitting around here not sending a bill to the President? This is a bipartisan bill. It is a bill that has been widely acknowledged to be approved by groups such as the liberal-minded Chamber of Commerce, the National Chamber of Commerce, and other such groups. It is a bill

that is so badly needed in this country.

I would also suggest to my friend, I don't know of a single government job that would be produced with our HIRE bill. I don't know of a single job because everything we have done in the four provisions will create jobs in the private sector--thousands and thousands of jobs, new jobs, in the private sector.