WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced 213,000 jobs were added in June:

“Instead of building off continued economic growth and proposing policies to create jobs and raise wages, the Trump administration has started a trade war that threatens to drive prices even higher for working Americans. Farmers and families across the country are already feeling the effects of these tariffs that risk their economic security and livelihood. Everyone in New Mexico – from dairy producers, to pecan growers, to small brewers – is paying the price for the president’s reckless and short-sighted actions.

We need to make sure that rural economies, and all communities across the country, have the resources they need to succeed. Americans are counting on a comprehensive agenda that will grow wages and ensure that everyone has access to high-quality and affordable health care and the opportunity to get ahead.”

President Trump promised American families that they would see a $4,000 annual raise after the tax plan; so far, average weekly wages have increased $15.41. JEC Democratic staff are holding Trump accountable on this promise and his promise to be “the greatest jobs President [ever]” on our jobs tracker here.


For more information, please contact Latoya Veal at Latoya_Veal@jec.senate.gov or 202-224-0379.