FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

July 8, 2022

CONTACT: [email protected]

One Country Statement on June 2022 Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, One Country Project founder and former Senator Heidi Heitkamp issued the following statement after the release of the June jobs report:

“Today’s jobs report is an encouraging sign that the policies put in place by the Biden administration and Democratic Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are doing what they were intended to do—rebuild and strengthen our economy. The fact that the private sector has recovered all jobs lost during the pandemic and begun to add even more is a positive sign for our economy.

“Despite this strong report, we know that far too many families continue to feel the impact of inflation on their daily lives and fear a recession. The Biden Administration and Congress took decisive action to right the COVID-19 response, and with it our economy once they took office. They must apply that same strategic vision and vigilance in their efforts to support programs and implement policies that will fight inflation and improve the cost of living for Americans, particularly those in rural America.

“The Biden Administration announced last week they would be taking steps to improve child nutrition programs and provide funding to schools to support the purchase of American-grown foods for their meal programs and extend flexibility to summer meal sites at no cost to families. These are important ways in which the Administration is protecting our kids and rural communities from food insecurity this summer amidst disrupted supply chains and rising food costs due to the war in Ukraine.

“The June jobs report illustrates how the economic plan implemented by the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress has stabilized our economy. The public and private sectors must continue to work together to respond to economic shifts to not only guarantee economic stability for rural Americans, but also growth.”

###

About One Country Project

Rural America holds an essential role in moving the United States forward and the One Country Project is dedicated to ensuring Rural America’s priorities and values are heard and reflected in policy at the federal level. To learn more, visit us at www.onecountryproject.com or on Twitter or Facebook.

Graphic