Roe Statement on January Jobs Report
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Chairman of the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor reported the national unemployment rate was 9 percent in the month of January:
“After more than two years of economic uncertainty, job creators remain cautious about expanding their businesses and hiring new workers. Despite another month of private-sector job growth, the pace of job creation still falls short of what this country needs in order to recover from the recent recession. The administration’s call for more spending and more regulations will simply prolong the uncertainty facing job creators and the pain felt by the unemployed.
“Today’s report shows us that we need to dramatically reduce spending and get our fiscal house in order. Only then will families and businesses begin to thrive as these actions create certainty for employers and put our country on the path to fiscal health. More than 200 American economists have said spending cuts – not more of the government spending proposed by Democrats – are needed to help create new jobs. House Republicans will continue working to rein in government spending and remove onerous regulations that stand in the way of job creation.” ###