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PriebusCantorBoehnerMcConnell all tip caps to job growth — then get right back on message.

“Today’s unemployment numbers show an uptick in new jobs which is an encouraging sign that businesses are beginning to grow. Even with this good news, far too many people remain out of work and we need to continue our efforts in Washington to foster pro-growth policies that will help businesses small and large to innovate and expand. Along these lines, House Republicans are committed to an aggressive pro-growth agenda that includes comprehensive reform of our tax code, reducing trade barriers, fixing our faulty patent approval system and reforming our immigration system to ensure the best and the brightest are able to stay in our country to work and boost economic growth. We will also focus on other ways to encourage start-ups and gazelle companies, those three to five years old that create roughly 10 percent of all new jobs in this country. All of these elements will help to make Washington a partner to businessmen and women rather than acting as a barrier as it has for the last four years.

“Furthermore, House Republicans are committed to getting our fiscal house in order so that the economic instability caused by our debt and deficit crisis won’t plague us in the future. Soon, we will put forward a budget for the coming fiscal year that implements serious spending cuts and addresses our entitlement programs, so that they can be preserved for future generations. While we are tackling our nation’s debt head-on and making Washington begin to live within its means, the Democrats’ only plan for fiscal responsibility is to raise taxes on the American people so they can keep spending money hand over fist. Raising taxes is irresponsible and the opposite of what we need at a time when so many people remain out of work and could throw our economy in reverse. Instead of taking our country backward, hopefully there will be some bipartisan agreement on the need to create an environment where businesses will start hiring, people can get back to work and America can continue to innovate, compete and lead.”


Speaker Boehner On the Latest Unemployment Report: Washington Needs to Do More to End the Uncertainty Facing Job Creators

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

“Any improvement in the jobs picture is welcome news for the country, but Washington needs to do more to end the uncertainty plaguing job creators. That means getting control of government spending, ending the threat of tax hikes, removing regulatory obstacles to job growth, and approving stalled trade agreements that would open new markets for American exports. These are the pillars of the Republican plan to help our economy get back to creating jobs, and it has been the focus of our new majority in the House.

“Excessive government spending continues to create economic uncertainty, erode confidence in our economy and crowd out the investment that fuels private-sector job creation. The House passed a bill more than 40 days ago that would cut spending and fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year to help end some of the uncertainty. But Senate Democrats have done nothing – except root for a government shutdown – and the White House has called for a job-destroying $1.5 trillion tax hike in its budget. They just don’t get it.

“Republicans are listening to the American people and focused on their top priority: creating jobs. By cutting spending and encouraging private-sector investment, expanding American energy production to address rising gas prices, reining in excessive government regulations and mandates, and removing barriers to job growth like ObamaCare, we can create a better environment for private-sector job growth. These are the reforms the American people are demanding, and our new majority is listening and working to deliver.”

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WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement today regarding the March unemployment numbers:
“While private sector job growth is always a welcome sign, today’s jobs report shows that unemployment remains unacceptably high. Ultimately, the goal continues to be long-term job growth which we cannot achieve so long as Democrats insist on spending money we don’t have. Instead of attacking Republicans, President Obama and the Democrats should step up and work with Republicans to pass a fiscally-responsible plan that cuts spending, grows jobs, and keeps the federal government running.”

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