U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement in response to the Department of Labor's unemployment report for the month of December:
"While a step in the right direction, today's jobs report serves as a reminder that significant work remains to be done to reverse the devastating effects of the Obama economy. As we embark on a new year, House Republicans will continue to fight for a more efficient and accountable government through legislation that will reduce spending, rein in burdensome regulations and encourage job creation.
"In 2011, House Republicans passed 28 pro-growth bills from our Plan for America's Job Creators that still await action from the Democrat-controlled Senate. While families struggle to make ends meet, it is unacceptable that the President and Senate leaders refuse to take action on these common-sense bills to help get Americans back into the workplace. I urge the Senate and President to change directions in 2012 and join us in our efforts to strengthen the economy and provide a brighter future for the American people."