Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement in response to the Department of Labor's unemployment report for November 2013:
"While these numbers are encouraging, the concern is that growth is happening in spite of the president's policies, not because of them. Big government and over regulation only makes it harder for businesses to thrive and hire. That's why House Republicans passed dozens of pro-growth bills that cut burdensome red tape, clear the way for thousands of jobs through responsible energy production and protect Americans from the rising costs and stunted private-sector growth of Obamacare. Just last week, the Obama Administration announced the delay of the small business online marketplace, throwing millions of employers and employees into uncertainty about where to get their health insurance. We continue to see the lost coverage, cost spikes and the strain of the President's health care law placing downward pressure on American businesses. An economy growing little by little can't even keep up with new college graduates entering the workforce, let alone provide work and opportunity to the millions of Americans unemployed and underemployed in this difficult economy. We must work together to foster the kind of innovation and growth that can unleash the full potential of the American economy so that every American has a chance to succeed."