Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest jobs report:
Wilson stated, "Although today's jobs report provides some good news to the American people, it is also reflective of the fact our economy has failed to put over 12 million people back to work. For the past four years, Americans have watched as the President and the Senate refused to tackle our annual trillion dollar deficits accompanied with an average unemployment rate of over eight percent. Last Congress, the House passed dozens of job-creating pieces of legislation, most with bipartisan support. The Senate, due to lack of leadership from the President, ignored our efforts and failed to even negotiate with us. The gridlock in Washington must come to an end. The American people deserve a Congress that can work together to pass legislation that will help put millions back to work. Over the coming months, it is my hope that the Senate will begin to change course and work with House Republicans on a solution, rather than continue down the broken path we are currently on."