Pete Sessions Statement on May Jobs Report

Today I released the following statement regarding the May unemployment report:

While I’m pleased to learn that some Americans were able to find work last month, there is much more that can be done to spur job creation and economic growth. Just last week, the Department of Commerce released its revised GDP report showing that our economy shrank by one percent in the first quarter of 2014 – marking the worst quarter in three years. The American people deserve the job creation that comes with a growing economy but are instead stuck with the mediocre job growth that comes with a sluggish economy.

On Monday, the Administration’s EPA announced new proposed regulations on power plants that could cost 224,000 jobs annually and impose unnecessary compliance costs on American businesses. Instead of proposing onerous regulations that kill jobs, the Administration should encourage Senate Democrats to work with House Republicans on the dozens of bills we’ve passed to help bolster our economy.

Dynamic job growth and a thriving economy is not the result of big government and more regulations. I will continue to fight to get Washington out of the way in order to give the people of North Texas the opportunities they deserve.


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