Rep. Fattah's Statement on Encouraging Jobs Report

Mar 08, 2013, 09:13 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), the ranking House Democratic Appropriator for the Department of Commerce, releases this statement about today's unemployment report:

"The steady rebound of our economy is picking up the pace. Almost a quarter million more Americans found work in the past month – 236,000 in fact. The unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, a four-year low. President Obama, as he works to install a new economic team, continues to demonstrate a successful formula toward economic growth. It's up to Congress to break our impasse, pass the President's jobs bill and move this recovery up another notch."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah