“Despite some encouraging numbers, the November jobs report offers little solace,” House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared Friday, reacting to news that the number of Americans employed set a new record high for the sixth straight month and the unemployment rate fell to a 50-year low.
In a statement commenting on November’s employment report released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),” Pelosi said Americans should focus, instead, on Democrats’ efforts to pass prescription drug price controls:
“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.”
And, despite refusing to take up the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump, Pelosi blamed Republicans for refusing to act on Democrat-sponsored bills:
“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.”