Vice Chair Crowley Statement on January Jobs Report

February 6, 2015
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement on the Department of Labor’s January jobs report:

“With the addition of 257,000 private sector jobs and significant growth in manufacturing and construction industries, our economy is off to a strong start this year and our recovery continues to make progress, as today’s jobs report demonstrates.

“Now, we must build on this progress and ensure that every American feels the benefits of a stronger economy. Instead of continuing their fascination with repealing the Affordable Care Act and manufacturing crises – this time, jeopardizing funding for the Department of Homeland Security – Republicans should join Democrats in working to enact an agenda that creates jobs, boosts paychecks, encourages investment, and puts American families first.”

Congressman Crowley is the nine-term representative from the 14th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.