House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent the following statement to reporters this morning via email regarding the jobless rate slipping down to 7.5 percent:

“There’s some good news in today’s report, but the president’s policies still aren’t providing the robust economic growth and job creation the American people desperately need. To get things moving, we need to seize opportunities the president has been ignoring, and focus on growing our economy rather than growing more government. That means expanding energy production and modernizing our laws to make life work for more American families. It means controlling spending, simplifying our tax code, and reining in red tape that is choking small business owners who want to hire more workers. And it means repealing ObamaCare, and replacing the president’s sequester with smarter cuts and reforms that put us on a path to a balanced budget. Republicans will continue to focus on these and more in the months ahead, and will work to unleash our economic potential and expand opportunity for everyone.”