Pelosi focuses on jobs
House Democratic leaders are aiming for a legislative solution to tackle high unemployment numbers by Christmas, The Hill reported today.
This focuses follows a similar change in the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D:NV) told colleagues he also plans to introduce a jobs measure.
Aides say that from now on, House Democrats’ message until Christmas will be about jobs.
“We continue to look for opportunities to build on the recovery package and other actions Congress has taken to bolster the economy,” said Nadeam Elshami, spokesman for Speaker Pelosi.
Unemployment is at a 25 year high and is expected to remain in double digits into next year. This makes the issue, alongside climate change and healthcare legislation a top priority for the 2010 midterm elections.