Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 146,000 jobs in November to bring the unemployment rate down to 7.7%, which is a four year low. This report marks 33 consecutive months of private sector job growth.
"This jobs report is a positive sign that our economy is continuing to make a steady and promising recovery. To build on this progress, Congress must reach an agreement to avoid sending our nation over the so-called "fiscal cliff.' Failing to reach a resolution threatens our economic recovery and the economic security of working families.
"I urge my Republican colleagues to join House Democrats in extending middle class tax cuts--legislation that has already passed the Senate. We must work together to reach a balanced, fair and responsible agreement that creates jobs, grows our economy and reduces the deficit."