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Camp Statement on February Jobs Report

March 08, 2013

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement in reaction to the February jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor.  A net total of 236,000 jobs were created, and the unemployment rate for February decreased to 7.7 percent.

“Despite this month’s positive report, job growth is still woefully behind where it should be.  Unemployment has remained far too high for far too long as a result of President Obama’s failed economic policies, and the continued calls by the President and Congressional Democrats for more taxes are not the answer.  While House Republicans agree that we should close tax ‘loopholes,’ we ought to make sure that those changes don’t go toward more wasteful Washington spending but instead to reform that truly benefits hardworking taxpayers.  Tax reform should close loopholes and create a simpler, fairer tax code that results in higher wages and more jobs.  It is what families, workers and job creators want, and it is what our stagnant economy needs to move forward.”