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Camp Statement on September Jobs Report

October 22, 2013
Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the following statement in reaction to the September jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor.  A net total of 148,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate for September decreased to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in August. 

“When nearly half of the Federal Reserve governors are saying that ObamaCare is contributing to reduced hiring and continued economic uncertainty, it should come as no surprise that we get another disappointing jobs report.  We cannot accept this as the new normal.  We need, at a minimum, to delay ObamaCare for families and small businesses, just as the President did for large businesses.  And we need greater focus on real solutions that will strengthen the economy, like simplifying the tax code and lowering tax rates.”