Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
April 1, 2022
Contact Info: 
Margaret Mulkerrin 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the March jobs report: 

"This morning's jobs report is further evidence that our economic recovery is delivering for American workers. With over 431,000 jobs created in March and another 95,000 in upward revisions over the prior two months, an unemployment rate down to 3.6%, and nearly half a million Americans returning to the workforce, our recovery continues its steady pace forward.  It is essential that we sustain this momentum so that Americans have more economic security and pathways to opportunity.  With the House and Senate now having voted to begin resolving differences on a bipartisan innovation bill, Congress is moving forward with major legislation that would tackle supply chain shortages driving inflation concerns, invest in education and skills-training for American workers, and boost innovation to ensure the next big entrepreneurial ideas are developed here, achieving the goals of the Make It In America plan that I’ve been proud to lead for twelve years.  I’m also proud that our Majority passed legislation yesterday to cap the out-of-pocket cost of insulin at $35 per month, lowering costs for millions of families facing the challenge of diabetes.  House Democrats are committed to bringing down prices across our economy and our health care system so that our workers and their families can access opportunities and economic security as we emerge from the pandemic.
 
"With restaurants, hotels, and other sectors hit the hardest during the pandemic leading this jobs surge, it is imperative that we use all available resources to keep COVID-19 on the decline.  That's why the House will soon consider a supplemental appropriations bill to ensure that America has the tools it needs to fight COVID-19 and protect against future variants.  Federally funded vaccines, free at-home COVID-19 tests, and increased therapeutic capacity have been crucial to reining in the spread and severity of the virus.  It is essential that Congress continues to fund this critical priority as we work to save lives and keep our businesses and schools open, and I look forward to bringing to the Floor soon a bill to fund critical COVID-19 response initiatives across the country and measures to help businesses impacted by pandemic-related closures.  Democrats will continue working to keep Americans safe and healthy so that we can build a future where more of our people can achieve real economic security and make it in America."