Bill may boost jobs, bipartisanship

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., is sponsoring a bill to boost the economy that might also boost some bipartisanship in Washington, D.C. The Startup Act, which is also sponsored by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., seeks to help entrepreneurs with regulatory burdens, attracting business investment and other concerns. Some of the ideas for the bill came from the work of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. House Republicans dismissed the council’s idea when Obama unveiled it a year ago, the Kansas City Star reported, but Moran was eager to work with the White House. “There are too many shots taken at too many people around here too often,” Moran said. “That diminishes the chance of somebody’s success. We want us all to come together and have success, not for a Republican or Democrat victory, but for improving the lives of the American people.”