Today, the Department of Labor released the unemployment report for May showing that the policies adopted by President Obama and the Democratic Congress continue to have the intended effect of creating jobs and growing the economy.
While the majority of jobs created in May were due to Census hiring, it is an encouraging sign for our economic recovery that the private sector created jobs as well.
In positive news for the economy, new-home sales climbed 14.8% in April, the second month in a row that demand exceeded expectations.
Today, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, voting to help the middle class, continue creating jobs, and build a strong foundation for long-term economic prosperity.
The Murphy amendment does not rush the process. It gives the Department of Defense as much time as needed to implement regulations and make relevant certifications before repeal takes place.
Permitting openly gay men and women to serve will not undermine cohesion or readiness, and the experiences of our allies are a good guide.