Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said that she will “give President Obama a number of executive orders he can sign” through the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus.
She said signing executive orders “should be our number one agenda.”
The Full Employment Caucus was created by Democrats in response to “the ongoing jobs crisis in America.”
On January 29, the Texas Rep. spoke to fellow Democrats and announced the launching of the Full Employment Caucus. She said, “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work. I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength. In fact, I think that should be our number one agenda. Let’s write up these executive orders — draft them, of course — and ask the president to stand with us on full employment.”
President Obama has made it very clear that he is prepared to “act alone” through executive orders. He said 2014 will be a “year of action.”