McMorris Rodgers Statement on Latest Unemployment Report

“We Can Do Better, We Must Do Better, and We Must Do it Together” 


Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, joined a House Republican Leadership press conference about today’s unemployment report.  A transcript of her remarks is below.  To watch the video, click here.


“We continue to hear about the 14 million Americans who are out of work, and to put that in perspective, if you had a line of all those people starting in Washington State, it would extend all the way to Maine.  There’s also an additional 9 million Americans who are working part-time (and would like to have a full-time job) or have completely dropped out of the workforce.

“While the President has been busy campaigning, the House has been busy legislating.  We’ve been working on our ‘Forgotten 15,’ as well as other bills that would help get our economy going.  One of our top priorities has been to reduce the regulatory burden on our businesses.    America has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, and in addition to that, the average business owner will spend double that amount to comply with all the regulations.  


“Today’s jobs report underscores that we can do better, we must do better, and we must do it together.” 

The national unemployment rate is 9.0 percent.


This week, Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ “GOP Labs” released its newest video, The #Forgotten15, highlighting the 15 jobs bills the House has passed which remain stuck in the Senate.


To watch that video, click here.

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