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Price Statement on March Jobs Report


Location: Washington, DC

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement upon the release of the March unemployment report.

"Today's report represents good news for those Americans who were able to secure employment last month. It also reminds us that after three years, President Obama's economic policies have produced slow growth and continued high unemployment," said Chairman Price. "America's economic recovery ought to be better, and it can be if the weight of government and impediments to job creation like ObamaCare and the threat of higher taxes are taken away and policies that support free enterprise and economic opportunity are put in place. House Republicans passed a budget last week that offered a plan to put our nation on that path to opportunity and prosperity while at the same time avoiding a predictable debt crisis. President Obama's response has been to double-down on the desperate demagoguery and false promises he so frequently employs.

"Along with high unemployment, high gas prices are adding to the pain American families are feeling in this economy, and yet there again we see no leadership from the president or Congressional Democrats to adopt a true all-of-the-above energy strategy that will really expand opportunities for American-made energy. House Republicans will not back down from our obligation to lead and will continue to say to the American people that while an economy with slow growth and high unemployment is the normal under Obama Administration policies it does not have to be part of America's future. House Republicans are offering a choice for the future with a plan to lift the burden of government debt and interference and expand opportunity for more Americans."

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