Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) today released the following statement after the Department of Labor issued the national unemployment report for December:
"Today's jobs report shows unemployment hovering around 9% for the 20th consecutive month, and while the slight drop from last month is encouraging, we need to do more to make sure people can get back to work. That will start by empowering employers across the country to grow.
"The new Republican Majority is already working to cut government spending and the overreaching regulations put in place by the last Democrat-led majority so that the private sector economy can grow. First and foremost, we will repeal ObamaCare -- the massive government takeover of health care that was rammed through Congress despite strong public opposition. With the repeal of this job-killing legislation, businesses will be able to breathe a sigh of relief and know they won't be strapped with needless new mandates and taxes that will curb their ability to grow and be successful.
"The new Republican Majority is committed to a "cut-and-grow' agenda which will signal to the private sector that we are ready and able to provide a pro-growth environment where businesses small and large can do what they do best -- innovate, compete and lead. To that end, you will see the "cut and grow' playbook begin to take hold over the next 3 weeks leading up to the President's State of the Union Address. We must deliver results so that we can return this country to the land of responsibility, opportunity and success."