WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for the month of January:
“After several years of bad jobs news, we are finally seeing some good news in today’s jobs report. These numbers are encouraging, especially for those millions of Americans out of work, but we should aim even higher. We shouldn't settle, we can do more, this is America.
“We need bold, pro-growth policies that reduce red tape and will help our nation's small businesses to succeed, expand and create new jobs. Small businesses are the backbone of America, generating more than half of the new jobs in our country. This week, President Obama finally acknowledged the need to help small businesses, offering many of the same proposals the House passed last year that help small businesses access capital and ease tax and regulatory burdens. But we should think bigger. We believe that small businessmen and women represent America’s aspirational spirit, success and opportunity. Each of them took a risk, dipped into their savings or borrowed to start their dream. A small business may employ just a few people, but each one of these workers is able to start building a better life for their families because someone took a risk.”