Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the December employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 155,000 jobs in December:
"Our economy continues to grow and create jobs, but for those still unemployed in Nevada and throughout the nation, the recovery will not be a reality until they start earning a paycheck once again.
"To keep our recovery going, we need to avoid another knock-down, drag-out fight over whether to default, or to pay our nation's existing bills. Republicans are threatening to once again hold the full faith and credit of the United States hostage in order to force cuts to Social Security and Medicare. If our recovery is to take off, we must forego this kind of reckless, partisan brinksmanship, and work together to find solutions that work for the middle class."