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

“After consecutive months of tepid economic improvement in the first quarter of the year, April and May’s terribly disappointing employment reports demonstrate the President’s brand of recovery is neither durable nor sustainable. To fully recover from the economic downturn and encourage job growth, Washington must promote fiscal responsibility by controlling and prioritizing federal spending, reduce the current regulatory burden on job creators, develop an all-of-the-above energy portfolio and enact comprehensive tax reform that encourages growth and investment. Unfortunately, the President has failed to embrace a single component of this strategy. Instead, he has consistently called for greater federal spending, talked about the need for regulatory relief without delivering any substantial reforms, attempted to pick winners and losers in the energy industry rather than letting the competitive market drive innovation, and proposed tax increases on American small businesses and hardworking families. The time has come for the President to abandon his election year posturing and support serious policies to revive this economy through the implementation of pro-growth measures.”