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Senate leader doing a poor jobSenate leader doing a poor job

Marvin Matey
Saturday June 22, 2002

To the Editor: 

I am outraged at the Senate Democrats failure to lead. In the past year as Senate Majority Leader, Senator Daschle has a job performance rating of 23.8 percent based on the Senate's performance. Working Americans across the country know that if they had such a poor job performance rate, their job would be in jeopardy. 

President Bush and House and Senate Republicans are committed to leadership on the important issues facing the American people.  

Republicans are focused on a positive, results-oriented agenda for America's national, economic, and homeland security. House Republicans have passed many parts of that agenda. In the Senate, these important priorities for the American people are stalled. 

There are fifty pieces of legislation that have been passed by the House of Representatives that have not been voted on in the Senate. The Daschle-50 are critical pieces of legislation dealing with anti-terrorism, taxes, pension security, and corporate accounting reform that have passed the House of Representatives and are stalled in the Daschle controlled Senate. These important pieces of legislation need to be passed by the Senate and signed into law. 


Marvin Matey 

San Pablo