Boehner On Jobs Numbers: ‘We Must Do Better’

Speaker John Boehner’s response to this morning’s better-than-expected jobs report:

“There’s welcome news in this latest jobs report as more Americans found work last month, but the fact is our unemployment rate is still far too high. Our economy still isn’t creating jobs the way it should be and that’s why we need a new approach.

          “Instead of more of the same policies that simply haven’t worked as advertised, the House has passed nearly 30 bipartisan jobs bills focused on removing government barriers to private-sector job growth. These bills reflect proposals backed by the president’s jobs council and, in many cases, the president himself. We can’t be satisfied with an unemployment rate mired above eight percent for years on end; we must do better. President Obama should call on Senate Democrats to take immediate action on our bipartisan jobs bills, and together we can create a better environment for private-sector job growth.”

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