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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) issued the following statement regarding the latest employment figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor:

“This morning’s job report is encouraging news, but a 9% unemployment rate reinforces that our economy is still in fragile condition. The report also shows what House Republicans have been saying for months – we can do more. In the last month alone, we have produced a budget that not only tackles the mountain of debt holding our economy hostage, but also simplifies our tax code so that America can remain competitive in the global economy. This week, the House passed an energy bill that promotes American energy independence, lowers the cost of gasoline but most importantly creates jobs here at home immediately. Meanwhile, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have proposed more spending and higher taxes that will only set us back even further. Congressional Republicans will not stop fighting until we get our country back on a path where people are back at work, our economy is back on track, and our spending is finally under control.”