Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
July 8, 2022
Contact Info: 
Raymond Rodriguez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the June jobs report: 

"Today's jobs report demonstrates that our economic recovery is continuing at a steady pace. In June, 373,000 jobs were created across the country, in line with the last several months of strong growth, while employment in the private sector has surpassed its pre-pandemic level.  These encouraging numbers are, without a doubt, the result of swift action by President Biden and Congressional Democrats in 2021, when we enacted the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to reinvigorate our economy and help Americans get back to work.  The success of these laws can be measured in the 9 million new jobs created since President Biden took office in 2021.  Although our continued growth is reassuring, Congress can and must do even more to, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve, boost our recovery, address inflation, and create additional opportunities for American workers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to create a bulwark against any potential downturn.
 
"In the weeks ahead, Congress must continue to advance legislation that bolsters our economy and invests in opportunities for the American people.  It is imperative that the House and Senate agree on a final version of a bipartisan, bicameral innovation bill similar to the America COMPETES Act that the House passed in February.  This legislation includes many of the policy priorities of the Make It In America plan I have overseen since 2010, and it would create new jobs by revitalizing our nation's innovation, research, and domestic manufacturing sectors.  It would do so by investing in education to help American workers build productive and prosperous careers while strengthening supply chains in order to ease inflation and bring costs down for American businesses and consumers.  Investing in American innovation is vital to sustaining and expanding our economic recovery and to building a stronger economy that can better withstand future crises, making us less reliant on unreliable foreign suppliers.  That's why I continue to urge agreement on this legislation as quickly as possible – and the House will swiftly take action on a final version once it is ready.
 
"Additionally, there are promising signs that the Senate may soon be able to advance a reconciliation bill that would lower costs for Americans and invest in addressing our climate crisis.  If we want to stimulate growth and build a better and stronger economic foundation for America, we must ensure that our workers and families have access to opportunities to get ahead and to make it in America.  House Democrats will continue to make that our mission and make progress For the People.”