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Brady Statement on March Jobs Report

April 01, 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 March 2016 jobs report:

“I’m pleased that we added jobs last month – but too many Americans remain on the sidelines. The best thing Washington can do to help people get back to work is to move forward with comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform.

“Tax Week is approaching, and it is the perfect reminder of why Washington must act soon on this issue. For another year, Americans are struggling to file their taxes under one of the harshest and most uncompetitive tax codes on the planet. We should no longer settle for a broken tax system that frustrates families, burdens Main Street job creators, and encourages American companies to move overseas.

“Republicans are now leading the charge on a 21st Century tax code that’s built for growth – the growth of families’ paychecks, the growth of local businesses, and the growth of America’s economy.”

Note: The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 215,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate rose to 5.0 percent.