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The only remedy for this is action from Congress. The House should overwhelmingly pass the TRAIN Act and the Senate should follow. If the president has the temerity to veto a bill that would save 1.4 million jobs while keeping energy prices lower, House Republicans should attach it to the 2013 budget and dare him to veto that.

Mr. Obama said to Congress on Sept. 8 about his still-unveiled jobs bill, “You should pass this jobs plan right away.” While we wait for Mr. Obama, Democrats have a chance to save many jobs this week.

Steve Milloy publishes and is the author of “Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them” (Regnery, 2009).