Chairman Scott Statement on April Jobs Report

WASHINGTON – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 266,000 jobs in April with the unemployment rate at 6.1 percent.

“Today’s job report is evidence that the greatest risk to a strong recovery is not that we do too much, but that we do too little to support the U.S. economy. The American Rescue Plan and the Biden administration’s aggressive, science-based fight against COVID-19 has brought the end of the pandemic within sight.   However, we will leave millions of workers and families behind unless we invest in building back a better economy. 

“President Biden has laid out a bold vision in the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan for creating high-paying jobs by investing in our infrastructure and setting a foundation to help students, workers, and families succeed. The Biden administration’s proposals focus on helping workers gain in-demand skills, repairing and modernizing our schools to make them safer and better prepared to serve students, and expanding access to affordable higher education. This is all while growing the economy by ensuring that parents have quality child care options, so they have the freedom to join the workforce and pursue their careers. 

“We cannot settle for a recovery that leaves millions of Americans behind. We must make the bold investments outlined in the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan in order to build back a better economy.”


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