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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on April Jobs Report

May 3, 2013
Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, today commented on the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  According to the report, the economy added 165,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent.

“Earlier this week, I met with Wisconsinites at the Dane County Job Center who are doing everything they can to find meaningful employment. Today’s jobs report underscores the need for Congress to do everything we can to promote proactive policies that will spur economic growth and create jobs for the people of south central Wisconsin.

“Washington dysfunction is not the answer. Republicans must appoint budget conferees, and we must all come together to pass a budget that ends the job-killing sequester cuts for everyone—not just the well-connected— and makes investments in job-creating programs such as infrastructure, education, and research and development.”