Congressman Tim Bishop issued the following statement following the announcement that private sector employers added 172,000 jobs in July.
"The economic recovery is driven by America's middle class, and today's announcement demonstrates the need to continue supporting middle class families. I am disappointed that the GOP leadership of the House of Representatives adjourned for a month without providing certainty to the middle class that their tax cuts will be preserved.
Today's announcement marks 29 consecutive months of progress in our work to put the economy back on track, but our progress must continue and accelerate. We all agree that the middle class needs continued tax relief, and we must work together to give working families the certainty they deserve."