Leader Cantor Statement On October Jobs Report
November 4, 2011
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement regarding the national employment report for the month of October:

“At a time when the future of our country’s economy is uncertain, we need to be doing everything we can to create an environment where small businesses can grow so people can get back to work. Today’s jobs numbers show little improvement, and with high unemployment forecast in the year ahead, we must set aside our differences and focus on areas of common ground to create jobs.

“I call on President Obama to ask Leader Reid to allow the Senate to vote on the 22 bipartisan jobs bills that we have passed here in the House. Just this week, the House passed four bills that the President supports, in addition to the one we passed last week. House Republicans agree, 'we can't wait,' which is why we continue to pass common sense legislation to help small business men and women and spur job creation for the millions who are out of work.

“We are a country that is built on the promise of opportunity and success for all, but right now the uncertainty created by Washington overreach and overregulation is costing jobs and crippling growth. House Republicans are working to remove these barriers and produce an environment where job creators can succeed. It’s time for the divisive rhetoric and the constant campaigning to be put aside, so that we can deliver results for the people who are hurting right now.”