Pelosi Statement on November Jobs Report

December 6, 2019
Press Release

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

“Despite some encouraging numbers, the November jobs report offers little solace to the farmers and hard-working families who are struggling to stay above water with the costs of living rising and uncertainty surging.

“We must take action to strengthen the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families.  Next week, the House will pass our transformational Lower Drug Costs Now Act to finally stop Americans from having to pay more for their medicines than what Big Pharma charges for the same drugs in other countries.  When we lower out-of-control prescription drug prices, we deliver huge savings for patients, employers and taxpayers – which we will reinvest in the search for cures and historic new vision, dental and hearing benefits for Medicare beneficiaries.

“House Democrats have sent the Senate more than 275 bipartisan bills to improve the lives of America’s hard working families.  While Senator McConnell and the GOP Senate refuse to act, House Democrats will continue to work relentlessly to deliver progress For The People: lower health care costs, bigger paychecks, cleaner government.”