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 August 2018 jobs report:
“August was another solid month of job growth, marking over 1.6 million jobs created this year and the highest level of wage gains since 2009. And we know we can do even better to continue creating greater financial security for our workers and Main Street businesses. That’s why next week we will introduce legislation to make permanent the small business and individual tax cuts that are driving these positive economic numbers. This investment into our workers will produce over a million and a half new jobs, continue to boost wages, and increase America’s competitiveness for years to come. Our economy is growing thanks to Republican polices: let’s keep it that way.”
Note: The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that the economy added 201,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent.