Pete Sessions Statement on November Jobs Report

I released the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s November unemployment report:

While any sign of job creation is welcomed news, today’s jobs report serves as a reminder that far too many Americans continue to be unemployed or underemployed. That is why House Republicans have passed a long list of jobs bills, including two this week, to help reenergize our economy and get Americans back to work.

This week the House passed the Innovation Act, which seeks to protect businesses from frivolous lawsuits at the hands of patent trolls. We also passed the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, which exempts private equity fund advisers from unnecessary and costly SEC requirements created by the president’s disastrous Dodd-Frank Act. These two pieces of common-sense legislation would help small businesses innovate, grow their companies, and hire more workers. I call on the Senate to vote on these two important bills to help stimulate economic growth and create more jobs.

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