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Brady Statement on July Jobs Report

August 05, 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 July 2016 jobs report:

“After another quarter of weak economic growth, today’s positive jobs report doesn’t mask the fact that, month after month, quarter after quarter, year after year, hard-working Americans have been waiting for the economy to improve under the Obama Administration. Over seven years later, Americans are still waiting for the economy they deserve.

“When 60 percent of Americans believe our economy is getting worse, House Republicans refuse to stand still. We’re moving forward with a bold pro-growth agenda that will get our economy back to where it should be: in the lead. Our tax reform blueprint includes groundbreaking policies designed to unleash historic growth. By driving growth and investment, our plan will add millions of new jobs and significantly raise wages so workers, families, and job creators all can succeed and our economy can flourish.”

Note: The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 255,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent.