Speaker Boehner on the January 2014 Unemployment Report

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for January 2014:

“The American people continue to ask ‘where are the jobs?,’ and the president clearly has no answers.  Republicans do.  The House has passed dozens of initiatives that will help create jobs and expand economic opportunity. We are ready to improve job training, expand markets for American exports, approve the Keystone pipeline, and much more.  The president and his party’s leaders, however, are standing in the way.  Their failure to lead has resulted in the worst jobs recovery in history and, as we learned this week, their health care law will drive millions out of an already-diminished labor force. House Republicans have outlined areas of common ground the president can start with if he is serious about making this a ‘year of action.’  It’s time for the president and his party’s leaders to listen to the American people, and work with Republicans to help grow our economy and expand opportunity for all Americans.” 

NOTE: Click here for the full text of the letter House Republicans sent to the White House identifying four areas of common ground where Republicans stand ready to work with the president on issues he discussed in his most recent State of the Union Address.