Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Statement on December Jobs Report

Jan 7, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Majority, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released their December Jobs Report.

"Decemeber was the 20th consecutive month of unemployment over 9%, and America clearly still has a long way to go towards an economic recovery. While today's positive news is welcome progress, House Republicans intend to use our new Majority to focus on creating an economic environment in which employers large and small feel confident enough to hire new workers. We will deliver on this by running a cut-and-grow House; we're going to cut spending and cultivate a growing economy.

House Republicans are already changing the conversation and the culture in Washington from one of spending to saving. Yesterday, we passed a 5% cut to House office budgets, demonstrating that the commitment to fiscal responsibility begins with each Member of Congress. More spending cuts will follow as we work to ensure our kids and grandkids do not inherit the crushing debt America now faces. The American people sent a clear message in November that Democrats' priorities were misplaced. Ours will not be."