WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for December 2013:

“Every American has a right to ask the question ‘Where are the jobs?’  Today’s disappointing report shows, once again, that the president’s policies are failing too many Americans, many of whom have simply stopped looking for work.  There are more families living in poverty today than there were before the president took office, and instead of making it easier to find a good-paying job, Washington has been more focused on making it less difficult to live without one.  The top priority of middle-class families who are struggling in this economy, and the top priority of the people’s House, is creating new jobs.  That’s why we have passed dozens of pro-growth jobs bills that would help improve job training, expand energy and infrastructure development, promote education and innovation, and protect small businesses from ObamaCare.  The longer Senate Democrats stall these bills, the longer Americans will be waiting to find the new job they need and deserve.”