U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the March employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows 88,000 jobs were added while the country's unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in March:
"Today's jobs report shows that automatic, indiscriminate cuts are absolutely not the way to grow our economy. We need a balanced plan to deal with our debt and deficits while also creating jobs and protecting our economic interests, and the sequester is not going to accomplish that goal. Simply put, we must be smarter about the way we address our budget. Congress has an opportunity to work together across party lines to replace the sequester with a long-term, bipartisan plan that strengthens our economy and protects American families, and I am hopeful we can come together to find that common-ground."