WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for May 2014:  

“Some in Washington may pretend this report is cause for celebration, but the fact of the matter is, our economy can and should be doing a lot better, and we have a long way to go before getting beyond this new normal of slow growth.  For the millions still asking ‘where are the jobs?,’ unemployment is a tragedy not only for them, but for their families and every American who knows we can do better.  That’s why the House has passed bill after bill to make it easier to find and create good-paying jobs.  Meanwhile, the administration has just proposed what amounts to a national energy tax that will lower incomes and destroy jobs for years to come.  If instead we empower our people with freedom and opportunity – if we get government out of their way – we will begin to see the American economy return to real growth and prosperity.”

NOTE: Visit speaker.gov/jobs for a complete list of the dozens of bills the House has passed as part of Republicans’ long-term jobs plan.