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

“When I look at this report, I think one thing: we can do better.  For example, we still have millions of Americans trapped in part-time jobs, which shows just how weak this recovery has been and how much room there is for improvement.  So while some in Washington may latch on to these numbers as a cause for complacency, what they really are is a call to action.  That’s why the House has passed more than 40 good jobs bills since the start of this Congress as part of our plan for economic growth and greater opportunity for all.  Those bills are piled up in the United States Senate, waiting on Democrats to act and waiting on the president to lead.  We’re doing our part, but we need the president and his party to do theirs.  In the weeks ahead, Republicans will continue to focus on American solutions to help get people back to work, lower costs at home, and restore opportunity for all.”