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WASHINGTON - Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement Friday, in response to the U.S. Labor Department’s March 2020 jobs report.

“The unemployment report this morning understates the challenges Americans are now facing. It was going to take a once-in-a-century emergency to disrupt our booming economy. But that’s what we have on our hands. People are losing jobs every day, and millions of families and businesses are just hanging on.

“The good news is, help is on the way. Emergency business loans are coming available, and desperately needed relief checks will be direct-deposited soon.

“But for now, our task remains the same: support families, businesses, and our health care system through this crisis, so that we can all get back to work as soon and as safely as possible.”