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

“The holiday season is a time for all of us to reflect on our blessings, but it’s also a time to consider the many families that are still having a tough time.  While it's welcome news that more people found work last month, millions still remain out of work, and middle-class families across the country, including my home state of Ohio, are struggling to get by on wages that haven’t kept pace with rising costs.  The president’s response has been more of the same: the same massive regulations, the same rising premiums, and the same uncertainty for manufacturers and small businesses.  The House has continued to put the people’s priorities first, passing two more bills this week to help families and make it easier for businesses to hire.  The new year and the new American Congress will bring the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of working families, and we’re eager to get to work.”