WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for August 2014:
“Today’s disappointing report, coupled with last week’s bleak economic forecast from the Congressional Budget Office, shows a pattern of weakness in the Obama economy that has too many Americans still asking, ‘where are the jobs?’ Republicans have listened to the American people and advanced solutions to help create more jobs, lower costs at home, and restore opportunity for all Americans - and we’ll maintain that focus in the weeks and months ahead. But our common-sense solutions have run up against a brick wall in the Senate, where Democrats are more worried about keeping their jobs than helping families find work. Americans are suffering the consequences of Senate Democrats’ inaction, and they deserve better. With job growth slowing to its lowest level this year, Senate Democrats are out of excuses for stalling the dozens of House-passed jobs bills that are stuck in that chamber. It’s time for them to get to work.”
NOTE: A comprehensive list of House-passed bills to boost economic growth and help the private-sector create jobs is available at speaker.gov/jobs. A recent series of blog posts highlighting specific solutions that remain #stuckinthesenate is available here on the Speaker’s blog.