WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the February jobs report:
We welcome the news that some Americans found jobs this month, but imagine the jobs we could be creating if the president joined Republicans and focused on pro-growth job policies like approving the Keystone Pipeline that is overwhelmingly favored by Americans. We can do so much better, and the millions of Americans who are still out of work deserve better.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed bill after bill to spur job creation. But the Democrat-controlled Senate ignores them, and the president promises to veto them.
Instead, the president chooses to give campaign-style speeches like he is today. If presidential speeches created jobs, everyone in America would be working. But speeches don’t make a difference; policies do. And the president’s policies have been like an economic polar vortex—freezing job creation and chilling the economy.
Our economy won’t truly heat up until we free it from the weight of ObamaCare, skyrocketing debt, and opportunity-crushing regulations. Republicans are fighting to get people back to work. It’s a shame Democrats won’t join us.
Economy Jobs, Wages and Unemployment