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Pocan Statement on May Jobs Report: "Jobs Need to be Our Number One Priority"


Location: Madison, WI

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today commented on the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the economy added 175,000 jobs in May.

"While 175,000 new jobs is promising, today's report highlights that we still have a long way to go on the road to economic recovery. We have a responsibility in Congress to take proactive and commonsense measures that can provide our business owners with certainty and promote economic growth. And yet Republican leadership, which can find time to vote for the 37th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act, has scheduled zero votes on any sort of jobs legislation.

"With more than 200,000 Wisconsinites, and almost 12 million Americans, still out of work, jobs need to be our number one priority. We must come together and make strategic investments in education, research and development and infrastructure, and support our small business owners who create jobs in our communities. I will continue to fight to put Wisconsinites back to work and ensure the long-term, sustainable growth that will power our economy for years to come."

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