WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for November:
“Today’s jobs numbers are very encouraging. Yet, our nation needs even more robust and reliable job growth, which is why House Republicans have passed dozens of bills aimed towards that end. Senate Democrats and President Obama have opposed common-sense jobs bills, like the SKILLS Act, which would give people the training they need to find new and better-paying jobs in emerging fields. Nearly 150 House-passed bills are collecting dust in the Senate. It’s time for Senate Democrats to do their job, so we can help more Americans find a good-paying job.
"Some of these bills would help working parents find more flexible options, create energy jobs and lower energy costs, and stop ObamaCare from reducing hours and eliminating jobs. Just this week, the House passed a patent reform bill that would encourage young entrepreneurs to innovate and create jobs. House Republicans are committed to helping people get good jobs, see an increase in their paychecks and have the opportunity to move up the ladder of success.”