"Today's disappointing jobs numbers reinforce what House Republicans have been saying all along: we need a plan that encourages, not punishes, our nation's job creators.
"House Republicans have introduced and passed multiple bills to help entrepreneurs and lift burdensome regulations and crushing debt which continues to slow our economy down. Unfortunately, the Senate and the Administration continue to believe we can borrow, spend, tax and regulate our way to recovery.
"Unemployment has remained at or above eight percent for an alarming 29 months in a row. Millions of Americans want jobs but can't find them. It's time to start working together to encourage an environment of certainty and allow small businesses to innovate and create jobs."