Pelosi Statement on November Jobs Report
Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 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 211,000 jobs. With businesses adding 197,000 jobs last month, November represents the 69th consecutive month of private sector job growth:
“Our economy continues to move forward, building on the longest period of uninterrupted private sector job creation in our history. However, Congress must and can do more to create good-paying jobs and grow the paychecks of the American people.
“Hard-working families cannot afford Republicans yet again shutting down the government over their toxic special interest agenda. Yet with only four legislative days remaining before the December 11 deadline to fund the government, Republicans are still threatening shutdown – still pushing their radical effort to stack the deck for polluters, Wall Street and the special interests at the expense of hard-working American families.
“The American people are tired of paying for Republicans’ special interest crises. Republicans need to stop their grandstanding and come together with Democrats to keep government open and invest in the future of hard-working families.”
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