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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 September 2014:

“Only Republicans are offering real solutions to help get people back to work, lower costs at home, and restore opportunity for all.  We have dozens of good jobs bills stuck in the Democratic-run Senate that would help hardworking families.  In addition, I have laid out five things we can do as a nation to reset our economic foundation for the next two or three generations.  They are: fix our tax code, solve our spending problem, reform our legal system, reform our regulatory system, and improve our education system.  This is the kind of long-term plan Americans are not getting from the president and Senate Democrats, who continue to preside over a new normal of flat wages, higher prices, and too many part-time jobs.  Every day I hear from people in my district who say no matter how hard they work, they still struggle to make ends meet.  Instead of trying to convince Americans that things are great, Washington Democrats ought to show they’re serious about helping middle-class families get ahead, not just get by.”