Friday, April 4, 2014

Congressman Robert Hurt's Statement on March Jobs Report


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement in response to the March Jobs Report:


"This Administration's job-killing policies are not only impeding the robust economic growth we need, they are also turning full-time work into part-time work, making life harder on families that are struggling to make ends meet.  The latest jobs report indicates that more than seven million Americans worked part time during the month of March, but would rather have been working full-time.  We need to promote policies that reverse this trend and create more opportunities for people to obtain the full-time work they need to provide for their families.


"Policies like the '30-hour rule' within the employer mandate of the president's health care law are contributing to these disappointing trends.  This rule has resulted in fewer jobs and reduced working hours for many Virginians and Americans, putting 2.6 million workers with a median income of under $30,000 at risk for losing their jobs or their working hours.  I am pleased that the House passed legislation yesterday to restore the traditional 40-hour work week, and it is my hope that the Senate and the White House will join in our effort in the House to put forth policies like these that encourage job growth and higher wages to get our economy moving again."