Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Statement on February Jobs Report

Mar 9, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor announced the national unemployment
rate is 8.3%:

“It's a positive development to see more Americans finding jobs, but economic growth is still nowhere near where it should be. Millions are still out of work and the Administration refuses to budge from the same failed policies of raising taxes on job creators, denying job-creating energy projects like Keystone XL while investing in failed taxpayer-funded boondoggles, and adding trillions more in debt that threatens future generations. It's been over three years since the “stimulus” became law and national unemployment is still higher than the Administration promised it would ever get.

“House Republicans are working to stop Washington from stunting economic growth. The House passage yesterday of – and White House support for – the bipartisan JOBS Act to help small businesses launch and grow will help create jobs and boost the economy if put into law. Small businesses are the engine of the American economy and need Washington to get off their backs. I strongly urge the Senate to join House Republicans and the White House, and quickly take up this bipartisan job-creating legislation."