DNC Chair Tom Perez on Jobs Report
July 7, 2017
After the U.S. Department of Labor released the latest jobs and unemployment numbers, DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perezissued the following statement:
“Our economy works best when we promote policies that lift workers up and expand opportunity – that's why we’ve seen our economy grow at record levels through the Democratic leadership of President Obama. And while President Obama’s long-term economic investments and bold policies are still paying off, President Trump is putting it all at risk by proposing a budget that dismantles worker training programs, tax reforms that prioritize the wealthy over the middle class, and a health care bill that would harm the U.S. economy and cost jobs.
“The American people deserve leaders who will fight to create good jobs, raise wages, offer true paid leave, and upskill our workforce in order to ensure economic opportunity for all. This is what Democrats stand for, this is what Democrats are fighting for, and I promise you that we won't back down.”