Today, Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement on the May Jobs Report:
"Following the news that the U.S. economy grew more slowly in the first quarter than first estimated, today's absolutely anemic jobs report shows that this is the recovery that wasn't. Make no mistake, this is what the American people are focused on: jobs and the economy--not campaign gimmicks and distractions.
"From the looming threat of the largest tax hike in history, to an energy policy that still puts us at the mercy of fluctuating gas prices, the private sector looks on the horizon and sees nothing but uncertainty. The policies of the last three years have failed the millions of Americans still out of work. It is time the White House and Senate Democrats join with House Republicans in removing barriers to job growth, and unleashing the recovery that is still possible."