WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the Department of Labor issued the March unemployment report:
"New jobs are being created, but not nearly enough to support a sustainable recovery. Millions of Americans remain unemployed or underemployed in the President's economy, and this is a direct result of tax and spend policies put forth in Washington that are creating uncertainty and making it harder for our small businesses to hire and expand.
"The Senate and the President have proven that they are not serious about getting the American people back to work by offering budget blueprints that perpetuate tax and spend policies and never balance. We in the House of Representatives are the only ones who have acted to address Washington-created uncertainty by voting to place the President's sequester with more responsible cuts and by offering a budget – on time – that gets federal spending under control and balances the budget, stabilizes and simplifies our tax code, strengthens and protects retirement safety programs, and paves the way for affordable, American energy.
"We in the House stand ready to work with our colleagues in the Senate and the White House to get 5th District Virginians back to work and to spur a robust recovery. I look forward to the Senate and the President joining us in such efforts."