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Hoyer Statement on April Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for April:

“The monthly jobs report, released today, shows a continuation of an economic trajectory that reaches back through 103 consecutive months of positive job growth.  But these job figures don’t tell the whole story, as wages aren’t growing fast enough to allow millions of workers to keep pace and feel that real economic security is within reach.  This month’s report is also another reminder that President Trump and Congressional Republicans peddled false promises to the American people about the Republican tax scam, which cut taxes for the wealthy and provided a boon to corporate shareholders while leaving the middle class behind.

“House Democrats are taking action to raise wages and grow our economy through smart investments in education, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure, which are the core components of our Make It In America plan.  Hard-working men and women across the country cannot be confident in their economic security if they live with daily concern about meeting the costs of their health care, education, and housing.  That’s why, as the Trump Administration ramps up its effort to kick millions of Americans off their health coverage, House Democrats are working to increase access to quality, affordable health care and lower the cost of prescription drugs.  It’s why we’re working to raise the minimum wage and help workers save for a secure retirement.  And it’s why we will continue using our Majority to make government work for the people it serves.”