Congresswoman Linda Sanchez released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 80,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent:
"Today's jobs report is a sign that our economy is moving in the right direction, and that the bold actions taken by the last Congress are working. It also makes it clear that Americans cannot afford to wait any longer for this Congress to act on job creation. We must act to put people back to work, strengthen our small businesses, repair our infrastructure, foster innovation and grow our economy.
"After more than 300 day in office, House Republicans have failed to produce any serious job creation plan. I would encourage House Republicans to join Democrats in working towards putting Americans back to work by supporting House Democrats' "Make it in America' plan and President Obama's American Jobs Act. These jobs plans would immediately create new jobs and help get the economy back on track.
"Putting Americans back to work has to be the top priority for this Congress, period."