Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Working Americans
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released this statement after the President signed a resolution repealing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule that protected millions of American workers by ensuring government contractors comply with workplace laws, including safety standards, wage and non-discrimination laws:
“Today, President Trump has proved yet again that he will choose his wealthy corporate friends over hard-working American families each and every time. Under President Trump, working families are first to have their rights to affordable health care targeted; first to have their safety protections cut; and first to see their access to fair wages and civil rights laws besieged.
“By repealing the commonsense Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule that ensured government contractors treat their workers fairly, President Trump and Congressional Republicans are again expressing their disdain for working families across America. Republicans’ long-standing anti-worker agenda weakens our nation and undermines America’s middle-class.
“President Trump and Congressional Republicans have done nothing to create good-paying jobs. The American people deserve better. That’s why House Democrats will continue to stand up for fair wages, safe workplaces, good-paying jobs and investments needed to create a stronger America for all.”
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