WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today on the February Jobs Report:
"With the February jobs report released this morning, it's clear that our nation's impressive economic recovery and growth continues to endure. Running afoul of Republicans' misleading narrative that our nation is in the grips of a recession, the report revealed that another 311,000 jobs were created last month, bringing the total created since President Biden took office to a historic 12 million. More Americans are working today than at any point in our nation’s history as the unemployment rate continued near its record low in February. Although many Americans still face difficult economic challenges today, America's thriving job market, healthy economic growth, and easing inflation offer us even more positive signs for our nation's future.
"Just as we secured historic legislation to strengthen the foundation of our economy – such as the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act – Democrats are committed to ensuring their swift and effective implementation. Americans in every corner of the country deserve to know and feel the full positive impact of these groundbreaking laws. I'm proud to play a leading role in that effort as Chair of the Regional Leadership Council. Similarly, I look forward to working with my colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to follow through on President Biden's budget proposal, which would build upon the impressive economic progress we've seen since he took office. Along with the Biden-Harris Administration and Congressional Democrats, we remain hard at work to continue delivering results For The People."