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  • "The president likes to say he can makes things happen with a pen and a phone," Mr. Scalise added. "Well, what will it be, Mr. President? Will you help us make real progress, or will you sit by and encourage more gridlock and more politics as usual? It's your call."

    GOP to Obama: 'Put down your pen and phone' on 'opportunity agenda' push →

  • "Democrats running Washington don't seem to get it," Mr. Scalise said in the Republicans' weekly address. "They block bill after bill that would expand energy production, would lower gas prices, and create jobs. There are nearly 300 House-passed bills collecting dust in the Senate today – more than 40 of them specifically focused on creating jobs."

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