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Camp Statement on October Jobs Report

November 04, 2011

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement in reaction to the October jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor. A net total of 80,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate for October was 9.0 percent.

“Today’s disappointing job numbers are an indicator that our economy is still too weak and we’ve got a long way to go to get our economy back on track and families working again.  In the last month, the President has signed three long-pending, job-creating trade agreements and has endorsed House Republicans’ bill to repeal the onerous 3 percent withholding law that takes money from job creators.  However, we can and should do more.  I urge the Senate to act on the 3 percent bill and the many other jobs bills that have passed the House but are languishing in the Senate.  If we work together, we can make significant progress on reducing our deficit and reforming our tax code, which will strengthen our economy.”