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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement regarding the latest unemployment report from the U.S. Department of Labor:

“Today’s unemployment report is more proof that all of the Washington spending, taxing, and regulating is devastating our economy. While the American people are asking ‘where are the jobs?’ the Democrats running Washington are determined to punish small businesses with higher taxes and more red tape – including hundreds of new regulations last month alone – and to keep their spending binge going at all costs. Instead of more jobs, they’re creating more fear, more uncertainty, and more debt.

“To get our economy back to creating jobs, Republicans are working to expand American energy production to help lower gas prices, repeal the job-crushing health care law with all of its mandates and tax hikes, adopt a Balanced Budget Amendment to stop Washington from spending money it doesn’t have, and more. While the Senate and White House have resisted these efforts so far, I hope Democrats will take this opportunity to ‘pivot’ away from their failed ‘stimulus’ policies, and work with us to implement our Plan for America’s Job Creators and remove the government barriers that are hurting job growth.”

NOTE: Learn more about the Republican blueprint for job creation at Jobs.GOP.Gov.

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