Pelosi Statement on August Jobs Report

Sep 1, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added a total of 156,000 jobs in August:
“August’s jobs report shows that Americans still aren’t getting the bigger paychecks they deserve.  Hard-working men and women across America are being left behind by a Republican White House and Congress that have no jobs plan and have failed to demonstrate a true commitment to working families. 

“Instead of raising wages and creating good-paying jobs, Republicans spent seven months doing everything they could to raise Americans’ health costs and cut off access to quality care.  Now, they are pushing a billionaires-first, trickle-down tax scheme that hands out massive tax cuts to the wealthiest, paid for on the backs of American families.

“The American people deserve better than the raw deal that Republicans in Washington are giving them.  Democrats are fighting to get American families A Better Deal, with better jobs, better wages and a better future for all.  We will continue to fight for American families against the toxic Republican agenda, and we will stand firm in demanding ‘Not One Penny’ in tax cuts for the top 1 percent.”

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