Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for July:
“While I am encouraged that our economy is continuing to add private sector jobs for the twenty-ninth consecutive month, with 172,000 private sector jobs created in July, more must be done to move our jobs recovery forward. Unfortunately, House Republicans continue to pursue an extreme, ideological agenda instead of focusing on jobs or economic growth. Just this week, House Republicans once again walked away from the American people when they left town for the summer with a long list of critical work left undone, including failing to provide economic certainty to families by providing tax relief for middle class Americans.
“I hope House Republicans will reconsider their strategy of ignoring jobs and instead work with Democrats to enact middle class tax cuts into law, and pass Make It In America jobs legislation to get more Americans back to work.”