Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement celebrating Labor Day:
“As we pause on Labor Day to celebrate our hard-working middle class, we know that too many working men and women in Nevada and across the country are still struggling to regain their footing. Our economic recovery will not be complete until everyone who wants a job can find one.
“It is not enough to simply pay lip service to our nation’s workforce. Americans are looking to their elected leaders for action that will grow the middle class. Republicans will have another chance to join Democrats on common-sense, job-creating legislation when the Senate votes to give businesses incentives to hire veterans, and ensure that our nation’s heroes are not left out in the cold when they return home. And if Republicans would drop their obstruction, we could take action immediately to protect the middle class from the fiscal cliff by cutting taxes for 98 percent of Americans, and asking millionaires to pay their fair share towards deficit reduction.
“Unfortunately, Republicans have made it clear that their single most important goal is defeating President Obama, not growing the middle class. American workers and their families need Republicans in Congress to put politics aside, and make putting Americans back to work their top priority.”