WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement after the Department of Labor announced that the economy had added 223,000 jobs in April:
“Today’s jobs report is yet another reminder of what works to grow our economy: smart investments in infrastructure, education, and policies that reward hard work. With over 62 straight months of private sector job creation, now is not the time to undercut that progress with indiscriminate cuts to our federal investments.
“Our top priority in Congress should be to pass a budget that ensures that Americans who work hard and play by the rules have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. You don’t achieve that by closing your eyes and using auto-pilot across-the-board budget cuts to essential services and programs for our veterans and our kids. Today’s good news on jobs should be followed by bipartisan work to pass a smart budget freed from the grips of destructive sequester cuts.”