Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) released the following statement today in response to the federal government's disappointing October unemployment report:
"This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the unemployment rate remained stagnant at 9.6 percent in October. While any job creation is welcome, it's clear that the status quo is not enough to get the millions of Americans on the unemployment rolls back to work.
"The American people spoke this week and they want Congress to focus on job creation, not job-killing tax hikes and more federal spending. After 17 consecutive months of unemployment above 9 percent, it's time for a new approach. We must empower individuals and small businesses to be successful in the economy rather than saddling them with even more uncertainty and burdensome regulations. The top priority for the new Congress must be to repeal job-killing mandates and provide much-needed tax relief to businesses looking to hire. Job creation cannot, and will not, take a back seat this time around."