House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today following the release of the latest unemployment numbers from the Department of Labor:
"Today's jobs report is further evidence that the President's economic policies are failing the American people. His policies are an impediment to job creation and economic growth -- and as a result, nearly half a million people have stopped looking for work. At a time when too many hardworking Americans -- young parents, veterans, and recent college graduates -- are struggling to pay bills and support their families, we need real leadership to put us on a sustainable path. That's why Republicans are committed to pro-growth solutions like a balanced budget, not pro-government solutions, so Americans all across this country can get back to work again."