Speaker Boehner on the December 2014 Unemployment Report | Speaker.gov

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

“It’s always welcome news when more Americans find work.  Yet while the economy is showing some signs of improvement, far too many middle-class families are struggling to bridge the gap between rising costs and stubbornly flat paychecks.  Republicans are taking action to help – passing two bills this week that will make it easier for small businesses to hire more veterans and keep their employees working full-time under the president’s health care law.  We’ll also vote to once again approve the Keystone pipeline, and the thousands of jobs and increased energy security that come with it.  Together, these bipartisan, common-sense proposals represent an opportunity for the president to stop waving his veto pen and start working with the new American Congress to make a real difference on behalf of middle-class families.”