House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the following statement in response to a weaker-than-expected March jobs report, showing the economy added 120,000 jobs:
“The monthly jobless numbers are just a quick snapshot of the economy, so while it is welcome news that around one hundred thousand jobs were created last month, there’s more to the picture. The level of growth we are seeing isn’t enough to make a difference for the millions of Americans still out of work or families facing high gas prices and the uncertainty of a lagging economy.
“Job growth happens when small businessmen and women in this country have the ability to take risks, invest capital and start hiring new workers. We want to make sure they have every opportunity to do so. The JOBS Act is now law because Republicans and Democrats put our differences aside and joined together to deliver results for job creators in this country. We can do more.
“We need to continue working together on solutions to boost economic growth and get people back to work. In the coming weeks, the House will vote on the Small Business Tax Cut Act to give 22 million hard-working small business owners a 20 percent tax cut that will help them retain and hire new employees. Members on both sides of the aisle are eager to empower small business owners and I hope we can unite around this measure to spur small business growth and job creation.”
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