WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its unemployment report for June 2013:

“There’s some good news in this report, but economic growth is still tepid, the unemployment rate is far too high, and the president continues to promote policies that undermine robust job creation. Just look at the last few weeks: the president admits that his health care law is a drag on businesses; he threatens to veto a bill based on his own plan to make paying for college easier, then watches quietly as Senate Democrats let interest rates double; and he makes up new reasons to delay the Keystone pipeline in a speech about imposing a national energy tax. Imagine how many jobs would be created if the president stopped trying to expand government and started working with Republicans on policies that create sustained economic growth and expand opportunity for all Americans.”

NOTE: You can read more about the Republican Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs at gop.gov/jobs.

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