Pelosi Statement on January Jobs Report

Feb 2, 2018
Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Labor Department announced that the economy created 200,000 jobs in January:

"January's jobs report shows that the 'Obama economic disaster' denounced by President Trump remains strong.  While the President pats himself on the back for his Democratic predecessor's achievements, he continues to push a callous special interest agenda that further stacks the deck for the privileged and powerful at the expense of working Americans.  His boasts about record unemployment rates ring cruelly hollow to the thousands of hard-working African Americans who lost their jobs last month.

“At every opportunity, Republicans have stacked the deck for the people sitting at the boardroom table against the families around the kitchen table.  Republicans’ debt-exploding tax scam has enriched their special interest donors, but cast a nearly $2 trillion shadow over the future of the middle class.  Meanwhile, Republicans continue to dismantle key protections that safeguard consumers from big banks' fraud and abuse, and roll back vital protections that let workers keep their tips, earn overtime pay, and attain equal pay for equal work.

“Republicans have mortgaged the future of working families to pad the pockets of corporations and the wealthy.  Democrats know that the American people deserve A Better Deal, with Better Jobs, Better Wages and a Better Future, and we will fight tirelessly to tilt the playing field back on the side of America’s working families.”

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