July 5, 2013
Searchlight, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the June employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 195,000 jobs in June, better than most forecasts:
"Today's report is encouraging, and shows our economy is poised to take off. But for the unemployed in Nevada the only positive report happens when they get a job offer.
"We need to continue advancing policies that spur growth and create jobs. It's time for Republicans to let go of their failed austerity policies that weigh down our economy and prevent a speedier recovery. We simply can't cut our way to prosperity.
"The last thing we need is another self-inflicted wound. Republicans should abandon their threat to tank our economy by defaulting on the full faith and credit of the United States. It is unconscionable for Republicans to continue to play political games when a full, robust recovery is in sight."