Pelosi Statement on April Jobs Report

May 3, 2019
Press Release

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

“The April jobs report numbers show some promising news, yet these gains hide the true weight of the economic uncertainty felt by millions of hard-working Americans.  Unfortunately, the evidence shows that most of the economic gains continue to benefit those already well-off.  We must do more to ensure that the economy is benefiting every family in every community, and that all Americans have the opportunity to move ahead in our economy.

“Republicans’ shameful special interest agenda continues to undermine the health and financial security of middle class families across the country.  This week, two years after House Republicans celebrated their vote to pass the outrageous Trumpcare bill, we still see the devastating impact of the GOP’s continuing health care sabotage.  As the Administration continues its monstrous legal campaign to destroy pre-existing condition protections and every benefit provided by the Affordable Care Act, House Democrats are working on taking decisive action to lower health costs and prescription drug prices and safeguard access to quality, affordable health care for all.

“To strengthen economic growth and fulfill Democrats’ promise to deliver progress For The People, we must advance a bold, historic infrastructure plan.  Moving forward with urgency and innovative, thoughtful leadership, we will rebuild America in a green, modern and job-creating way, so we can pave the way for progress for all families, in all communities for generations to come.”


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