Clyburn Statement on May Jobs Report

Jun 3, 2011 Issues: Economy and Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on the May jobs report:

“I am pleased to see job creation continues to move in a positive direction for the 15th straight month, but disappointed that we didn’t meet expectations for stronger job growth in May. 

“It is time for the Republicans to get serious about a jobs bill.  For five months they have controlled the House without bringing one bill to create jobs to the floor.  The Democrats have a Make it in America plan that will create home-grown, American-owned jobs, and it is time for the Republicans to get on board.  While they focus on ending Medicare as we know it and consider defaulting on America’s debt obligations, Americans are crying out for job creation and a sustainable economic recovery.  The Republicans are MIA (missing in action) on these issues.”