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Kline Statement on June Jobs Report

U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released employment data for June: 

Another month of sluggish job growth offers more proof that the president’s tax-and-spend policies are destroying opportunities for workers and undermining employers’ ability to hire and invest in their businesses. Last week’s Supreme Court decision served as the latest reminder that the president’s health care law is a massive tax hike that will devastate middle class families and overwhelm small business owners. Instead of acknowledging this law is hurting our economy and working with Congress to craft a better way forward, the president continues to defend a broken law. 

The American people want solutions that will lower health care costs – not a flawed government-run scheme that penalizes the nation’s employers and inhibits job creation. That is exactly why House Republicans will vote next week to repeal this unworkable law, and open the door to commonsense reforms that will empower patients to access the care they need from the doctor they want, at a more affordable price. I look forward to working with my colleagues to achieve the health care reforms the nation has long deserved. 

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