March 8, 2013
Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the February employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 236,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since 2008:
“Today’s numbers show that our economy is growing, and is poised to grow even faster in the months to come. There is still much work to be done to bring unemployment down in Nevada and across the nation. The first step is to replace the sequester with a balanced combination of smart spending cuts and policies that close wasteful tax loopholes and ask millionaires to pay their fair share. But this can only be done with cooperation from my Republican colleagues.
"The American people expect solutions from their elected officials. It is up to Congress to provide them with the solutions they deserve."