Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 227,000 jobs in February, marking 24 consecutive months of private sector job growth.
"I am encouraged by the economy's continued signs of improvement. February was a month of robust job growth, and unemployment at its lowest rate in three years. While this is positive news, I know that millions of Americans continue to struggle to make ends meet.
"The unemployment rate remains unacceptably high. Congress should be focusing on passing legislation that truly creates jobs, like investing in transportation infrastructure. Instead, House Republicans have rolled out a transportation bill that slashes highway infrastructure investment and would destroy 550,000 American jobs. I urge Republicans to join House Democrats and pass a bipartisan transportation bill that invests in our infrastructure and would put 2 million Americans back to work.
"I continue to be focused on creating jobs, growing our economy, and supporting working families. Hardworking American families can't wait for the House Majority to waste any more repackaging old bills and calling them a "Jobs Act.'"