May 4, 2012
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Labor Department announced the economy added 115,00 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent.
“Today’s figures show that while the unemployment rate continues to fall, too many Americans in Nevada and throughout our nation are still struggling to find work. Creating jobs must remain Congress' top priority.
“Unfortunately, Republicans are currently obstructing a number of common-sense, bipartisan policies that would create and protect millions of American jobs. The House is sitting on bipartisan bills to save three million transportation jobs, and modernize the postal industry. There is no reason why we should not pass these common-sense jobs bills without delay - no reason except for Republican obstruction."