Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on December Jobs Report

January 4, 2019
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Department of Labor issued its December jobs statement:

“The December jobs statement contains some positive news, yet these gains threaten to slip away because of the Trump Shutdown.  A staggering 800,000 hard-working Americans are at risk of losing their paychecks, because the President insists on senselessly holding the American people hostage to his unpopular, ineffective, immoral and expensive border wall.

“Our new House Democratic Majority has already taken the first steps to restore certainty and prosperity to people’s lives by passing strong, bipartisan funding bills to reopen government: respecting our workers and protecting our borders.  Democrats will continue to build on that progress, putting an end to the GOP Congress’s bitter war on families’ paychecks, health care and financial security as we fight for the middle class and those who aspire to it.

“In stark contrast to the Republicans, the Democratic Congress will be For The People: lowering health costs and prescription drug costs, increasing paychecks by rebuilding in America with green, modern infrastructure and cleaning up corruption to make Washington work For The People.  We will build an economy that gives all Americans the tools they need to succeed in the 21st Century, so that every person can pursue their American Dream.”