WASHINGTON, D.C. | November 5, 2010 -
Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s senior Republican member, issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor reported the national unemployment rate remained at 9.6 percent during the month of October:
“Job creation is our nation’s number one challenge and Congress must make it our number one priority. For too long Washington has imposed a climate of economic uncertainty that stifles job creation and prolongs the pain felt by millions of workers and their families. After two years of bailouts, government takeovers, unsustainable deficits, rising unemployment, and looming tax hikes, the American people have demanded we put a stop to the failed policies of government expansion.
“Our economy will not bounce back overnight, but the sooner we put in place policies that restore economic certainty, the easier it will be for job creators and entrepreneurs to get back in the game. That is why Congress should immediately turn its attention to reining in government spending and stopping looming tax hikes. Republicans have pledged to take these and other steps to transform the way Washington works, and we are eager to get started.”