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Brady Statement on February Jobs Report

March 04, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s February 2016 jobs report:

“While it’s good news that more Americans have joined the labor force, it’s disappointing to see so little growth in full time work and wages.

“In order for our economy to help all Americans, Washington must act on a pro-growth agenda that will create jobs, increase paychecks, and expand opportunity. Members of the Ways and Means Committee are leading this effort by advancing bold solutions, such as overhauling our broken tax code and repealing and replacing the President’s failing heath care law.”

Note: The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 242,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate remained 4.9 percent.