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Brady Statement on January 2018 Jobs Report

February 02, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s January 2018 jobs report:

“This report marks a strong start to 2018 as our economy continues to improve under President Trump. Every day, American businesses are making commitments to invest in the greatest asset our nation has: the American people. They’re creating more job opportunities, boosting paychecks, and bringing money back to strengthen our communities and our workforce. I am confident this progress will continue as more workers, families, and job creators realize the benefits of tax reform.

“With a stronger economy and a new tax code that’s built for growth, Ways and Means is working to build off that success to further improve Americans’ lives. We’re focused on breaking down barriers to opportunity — to help our workers and businesses compete and win in countries around the world and help more Americans lift themselves out of poverty and into prosperity here at home. By finding more customers and helping more Americans get back to work, our economy will continue to thrive.”

Note: The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that the economy added 200,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate was 4.1 percent.