Pelosi Statement on December Jobs Report

January 10, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Department of Labor released its December jobs report:

“December’s jobs report caps a year of growing uncertainty in our economy, rising desperation in farm country and surging costs of living for hard-working families.

“Now, 2020 has begun with even more price hikes for hundreds of life-saving medicines, adding to the already crushing burden of prescription drug costs that weighs on so many families.  While last month, House Democrats took bold action by passing the Lower Drug Costs Now Act to finally negotiate lower drug prices for American seniors and families, Senator McConnell refuses to bring this bill to a vote.  Meanwhile, the Trump Administration continues its all-out assault on health care in the courts to rip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, end the ban on lifetime limits on care and destroy the health and financial security of tens of millions of American families. 

“House Democrats will continue our work For The People, delivering legislation to lower health costs and prescription drug prices, raise wages by rebuilding America’s infrastructure in resilient, job-creating ways and clean up corruption in Washington.  We have sent the GOP Senate more than 275 bipartisan bills that Senator McConnell continues to block, and we will continue our drumbeat across America to pass this vital legislation.”