Center for American Progress Action

STATEMENT: CAP Action’s Heather Boushey on July Jobs Report
Press Statement

STATEMENT: CAP Action’s Heather Boushey on July Jobs Report

Press Contacts

  • Lindsay Hamilton

Washington, D.C.– Today, Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, had the following reaction to the announcement of July’s unemployment figures:

It’s time for summer vacation, but Republicans in Congress are leaving town having not passed legislation to address our key economic problem: jobs. The economy has added jobs for 29 straight months and this month was stronger with the addition of 163,000 jobs, but we still have work to do. Nearly one year ago President Barack Obama proposed a solution in the American Jobs Act, which would put teachers back in classrooms, cops back on the beat, and renew our nation’s bridges and roads. Why do House Republicans think they can get away without doing their work when so many Americans are struggling to put themselves back to work?

To speak with Heather Boushey about the monthly jobs report, please contact Lindsay Hamilton at lhamilton@americanprogressaction.org or 202.483.2675.