Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement in response to the Department of Labor's unemployment report for October 2013:
"A year after President Obama's reelection, Americans are feeling the effects of his failed policies more than ever. The President's health care law is putting real financial strain on individuals and families by raising health care costs and kicking millions off their current health plans. The law's stifling regulations are also disincentivizing businesses from keeping or hiring full time workers, giving rise to a part time economy. It's time to go in a different direction, jumpstart the economy, and work to lift burdens on the middle class, not create more hardships for families trying to make ends meet. The House will continue aggressive oversight of the health care law's rollout, work to lift its job-destroying regulations and protect people from the worst parts of the law. Next week, the House will vote on legislation that follows through on the president's oft repeated promise that if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it. Washington must work to create a growth economy, so every American can once again enjoy the opportunity and choices that come from a thriving economy."