Pelosi Statement on July Jobs Report

Aug 4, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Ashley Etienne, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added a total of 209,000 jobs in July:

"Hard-working Americans still aren't seeing the strong wages and good-paying jobs they deserve.  We need robust action to create good-paying jobs for everyone, everywhere in America. 

"But instead of creating jobs or raising workers' wages, the Republican Congress spent seven months doing everything it could to raise Americans' health costs to hand tax breaks to the richest.  Now, after squandering months on a cruel and dangerous agenda, Republicans have closed down Congress for five weeks with no jobs bill, no infrastructure bill, no budget, and no plan to avert a catastrophic default. 

"The American people deserve better from Washington.  Democrats believe Americans deserve A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.  While Republicans struggle to excuse their conduct, Democrats will be spending this month talking with our constituents about fresh ideas to raise wages, lower costs and empower working families to thrive."

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