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Chairman Rogers Responds to President's "Jobs" Address


Washington, Sep 8 -

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers released this statement tonight following the President’s economic address to Congress:

“After a rough August that saw turbulence in the stock market with continued economic uncertainty that led to no net job growth, I am glad to see President Obama coming to the table with ideas to get our economy working and give our businesses the confidence to create jobs.

“However, I remain concerned that what we’ve heard from President Obama this evening is an echo of his Administration’s unsuccessful strategy of the last few years, which has resulted in unsustainable spending that has skyrocketed the budget deficit and pushed our nation further into fiscal crisis.

“The Appropriations Committee has released 11 bills so far this year that tackle our spending and economic issues head on, without growing government or requiring new tax revenues. As Chairman, I look forward to working in a bipartisan way with the President and my colleagues in Congress to find responsible and sustainable solutions that create jobs, support our nation’s continued recovery, and get our fiscal house in order.”