Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On The Economic Impact Of The Recovery Act

Washington, DCNevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding the announcement by the Council of Economic Advisers that the Recovery Act contributed as much as 3.2 percent to fourth quarter GDP and raised employment by as much as 3.6 million jobs:

“The Recovery Act brought our economy back from the brink and put millions of Americans back to work. Since we passed it, the economy has grown for six straight quarters and we have added 1.5 million private sector jobs in the last year. But there is still more work to be done and many Nevadans are still struggling to make ends meet. That’s why Democrats are focused on creating jobs by investing in clean energy, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure and educating our work force to compete in a global economy.”