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Brady Statement on May 2017 Jobs Report 

June 02, 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 May 2017 jobs report:

“May’s jobs report underscores the need for pro-growth tax reform. While jobs are being created, too many hardworking families are not seeing their paychecks increase because of a slow-growing economy. As our Committee has heard from business leaders over the past few weeks, permanent, pro-growth tax reform is the most important opportunity we have to help job creators hire more workers, increase paychecks, and re-invest in our local communities.

“We know tax reform is critical to unlocking our nation’s full economic potential and improving the lives of all Americans, and we are moving forward with the Senate and the Trump Administration to deliver bold solutions that are built to last.”

Note: The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 138,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.