Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for April 2014:
“Earlier this week, we learned that economic growth largely stalled at the start of the year. And while it’s welcome news that more of our friends and neighbors found work in the past month, this report also indicates more than 800,000 Americans left the workforce last month, which is troubling. Washington can learn a lot from the Republican economic solutions that are working in states like Ohio – we need more robust economic growth if we’re going to help the millions who remain unemployed get back on their feet. House Republicans have made the people’s priorities our priorities, passing jobs bill after jobs bill to expand opportunity and economic security for middle-class families. President Obama ought to call on his Democratic-led Senate to take up the stacks of House-passed jobs measures so we can get this economy moving again.”
NOTE: In March, Rep. Boehner welcomed reports showing Ohio had created 238,000 new private-sector jobs since January 2011 under Republican Gov. John Kasich’s policies of low taxes, balanced budgets and education reform – a stark contrast to the agenda of President Obama and his Democratic-controlled Senate in Washington, who have pressed for higher taxes and increased government spending and placed harmful new burdens on small businesses, such as the president’s health care law, that have made it harder to create jobs.