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Brady Statement on April 2017 Jobs Report

May 05, 2017

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 April 2017 jobs report:

“This report shows our economy is making progress, and I’m confident we will accelerate this progress as we continue working with President Trump on our pro-growth agenda. Just yesterday, the House took a major step forward by repealing nearly $1 trillion of Obamacare’s crushing taxes and mandates that have hurt workers and families and stifled job creation. We also laid the foundation for a robust, free-market health care system based on competition, innovation, and choice—key drivers for a stronger economy.

“House Republicans will continue to take action that creates more jobs, increases paychecks, and improves lives across the country. With the President, the Senate, and the House moving forward on pro-growth tax reform, this year is our best opportunity in a generation to deliver the results the American people deserve.”

Note: The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 211,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent.