Washington, D.C. – The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Labor Department’s October 2019 jobs report:
“With 128,000 jobs added in October, this is a solid report that shows workers continue to be the driver in this strong economy. Despite some outside factors, including the GM auto strike, this economy continues to add jobs at a record pace under this new tax code – with upward revisions being added to the two previous months and wages rising at a solid pace.
“It is American families who are benefiting the most from this growth, and growth needs to remain our biggest focus. We have the tools ready: let’s pass USMCA without delay and work to make these middle-class and small business tax cuts permanent. This economic expansion needs to continue, and House Republicans are working hard to achieve just that.”
Note: The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that the economy added 128,000 jobs in October. The unemployment rate remained historically low at 3.6 percent.