WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) issued the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) October Employment Report:

“The jobs report has been released and once again the numbers are simply unsatisfactory. How many months of economic stagnation will it take for the U.S. Senate to get to work on enacting numerous House-passed bills that encourage job growth in the United States? While the House is busy advancing proposals that will help Americans get back to work, the Senate remains paralyzed by total dysfunction. This year, numerous jobs bills have passed the House, only to languish in the political mire of the Senate.

“While the Senate’s ineffectiveness is frustrating, it will not discourage the House from continuing to promote pro-growth policies. This week, Speaker John Boehner announced the House will consider a critical bill before the end of the year that uses revenue from increased domestic energy production to finance the development of our nation’s infrastructure. This fiscally-responsible approach will not only help create jobs in the energy production, construction and transportation fields, but will also provide the fuel and modern infrastructure to support growth in all economic sectors.

“Building on the bipartisan cooperation that led to the recent completion of three valuable trade agreements, I am hopeful the Senate will embrace the recently announced bipartisan infrastructure development proposal. Congress certainly has the capacity to help Americans get back to work, but only bipartisan and bicameral collaboration will generate sustained growth.”

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