Nancy Pelosi: ‘The July Jobs Report Shows Some Encouraging News’

By CNSNews.com Staff | August 2, 2019 | 11:27 AM EDT

Actor Kevin Space and Nancy Pelosi at White House ceremony for 2016 Kennedy Center honorees, Dec. 4, 2016. (Getty Images/Aude Guerrucci-Pool)

(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a statement on Friday the July employment report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics “shows some encouraging news.”

The report showed that the unemployment rate had held steady at 3.7 percent and that a record 157,288,000 people were employed in the United States in July. It also showed that the labor force participation rate had increased from 62.9 percent to 63.0 percent.

“The July jobs report shows some encouraging news, but for the families across the nation working multiple jobs and struggling to make ends meet, the cost of living has surged, wages have stagnated and the GOP’s disastrous special interest agenda has left them behind,” Pelosi said.

“But while Republicans explore handing even bigger tax breaks to billionaires, the Democratic Majority has taken bold action to deliver bigger paychecks for up to 33 million hard-working Americans, passing the Raise the Wage Act to gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour,” she said.

Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement:

Pelosi Statement on July Jobs Report

August 2, 2019

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

“The July jobs report shows some encouraging news, but for the families across the nation working multiple jobs and struggling to make ends meet, the cost of living has surged, wages have stagnated and the GOP’s disastrous special interest agenda has left them behind.

“Republicans continue to push a radical agenda that enriches the wealthy and well-connected while failing hard-working Americans. Farmers are struggling, economic uncertainty is growing, and the Trump Administration is making it harder for hungry families to make ends meet. But while Republicans explore handing even bigger tax breaks to billionaires, the Democratic Majority has taken bold action to deliver bigger paychecks for up to 33 million hard-working Americans, passing the Raise the Wage Act to gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“Democrats will never stop fighting For The People, to lower the price of prescription drugs and protect people with pre-existing conditions, to raise wages by rebuilding America with green, modern, job-creating infrastructure and to clean up corruption in Washington.”

 

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