Pelosi Statement on March Jobs Report

April 5, 2019
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Department of Labor issued its March jobs statement, which showed that wage growth slowed from February:

“The March jobs numbers report, while an improvement over the appalling February report, does little to calm the uncertainty facing hard-working Americans’ health care and economic security because of the special interest agenda of the GOP.

“If the President gets his way, the Republicans’ monstrous war on Americans’ health care in the courts will raise the premiums and out-of-pocket costs of millions of Americans, destroy protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and destroy every last benefit of the Affordable Care Act – threatening the affordable health coverage and the financial security of millions of hard-working families.  Meanwhile, the President’s recent reckless, rash threats of closing the border injected even more uncertainty into the economy, businesses and families, jeopardizing countless good-paying jobs, violating our values and hurting our country.

“House Democrats, in stark contrast, continue our decisive action to strengthen our economy by advancing bold legislation that honors our promise For The People.  We are working to lower Americans’ health costs and prescription drug prices, raise wages by rebuilding America with green, modern infrastructure, and clean up corruption to make sure Washington works for everyone.”