Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise today released the following statement after the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released the March jobs report.
"Today's weak unemployment report includes the lowest workforce participation since 1979 when Americans were dealing with the economic malaise of the Jimmy Carter years, and nearly 40 percent of those currently unemployed have been out of work for more than 27 weeks," Scalise said. "More Americans have given up looking for work, yet President Obama continues to turn his back on common-sense proposals to create high-paying U.S. jobs. That's a failure of leadership, and American families deserve better than this failed Obama economy.
"More must be done to reverse years of damage by the Obama administration. If the liberals in Washington truly want to help create American jobs, the President should approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, cut harmful taxes and radical regulations that are killing jobs, and repeal Obamacare. The American people want government to get out of the way and they want the President to green light common-sense projects like Keystone XL that will create jobs and promote growth here at home. Our nation won't fully rebound from the failed Obama economy until the President finally starts working with Congress to create jobs, control spending and get our nation on the path to a balanced budget."