Pelosi Statement on October Jobs Report

Nov 3, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 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 261,000 jobs in October:

“October’s jobs report shows that hard-working Americans continue to be denied the bigger paychecks they deserve under the Republicans’ billionaires-first agenda.  Ten months into the Trump Administration, working Americans still aren’t seeing the strong wages that Republicans have promised them.

“Republicans in Congress should be engaged in real, bipartisan efforts to put America’s workers first.  Instead, they have unveiled a tax bill that encourages corporations to send jobs overseas, eliminating good-paying American jobs and driving down wages. The ruinous Ryan-McConnell tax bill raises taxes on millions of middle class families and borrows trillions from the future just to hand massive new tax breaks to corporate America and the wealthiest. 

“The American people deserve better than the raw deal that Republicans in Congress 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 devastating Republican agenda, and we will stand firm in demanding not one penny in tax cuts for the top 1 percent.”

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