Friday, February 1, 2013

Rep. Robert Hurt Statement On January Unemployment Report

"We Are Headed In The Wrong Direction"


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the Department of Labor issued the January unemployment report:


"With the unemployment rate again ticking upward, it is clear that we are headed in the wrong direction. We have entered a new year, but the challenge of getting 5th District Virginians and Americans across this country back to work still remains. In the final months of 2012, we saw our economy contract for the first time in three and a half years, and today's unemployment report brings more bad news, demonstrating just how devastating last-minute, backroom deals in Washington are to all Americans.


"That is why the House of Representatives will continue to act to move us toward fiscal sustainability without putting the American people at risk of an economic collapse. The House remains committed to job creation and deficit reduction and, on behalf of Virginia's 5th District, I look forward to taking meaningful steps towards these goals to get us moving us in the right direction."