Nancy Pelosi Suggests Revisiting Tax Cuts ‘Crumbs’ To Fund Job Growth Proposal
Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Department of Labor issued its November jobs statement, reporting disappointing job growth in November:
“November jobs report shows an economy straining beneath the weight of a callous GOP special interest agenda that has ransacked the economic security of hard-working families to enrich the already-wealthy.
“In the election, voters delivered a resounding verdict against the Republican Congress’ brutal health care sabotage campaign, massive unpaid-for tax breaks for big banks, Big Pharma and big corporations shipping jobs overseas, and relentless attacks on Medicare and Medicaid. The American people will soon have a House Majority that will serve the public interest, not the special interests.
“Our Democratic Majority is ready to restore openness, bipartisanship, and unity to the Congress as we deliver For The People: lower health costs, raise wages by rebuilding America and clean up corruption to make Washington work for everyone.”
November’s #JobsReport shows an economy struggling to carry the weight of a GOP agenda which enriches the already-wealthy, while leaving working families with the bill. Now, more than ever, it is clear why Congress must work #ForThePeople. https://t.co/eFdpRK2AXv
Dedicate $50 billion to states and school districts to increase teacher compensation and recruit and retain a strong, diverse workforce over the next 10 years.
Establish a new $50 billion fund for school infrastructure and resources.
Provide additional support to initiatives that increase capacity in Title I schools and ensure all students have access to academic opportunities like computer science, music, and civics.
Protect teachers’ freedom to negotiate for better pay and conditions by safeguarding the right of public employees to join unions, collectively bargain, and engage in collective action to support each other.
Meet our federal commitment to fund special education.