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 September 2016 jobs report:
“While some in Washington believe today’s underwhelming report is as good as it gets, House Republicans understand that our economy would be so much stronger if we took action on pro-growth policies. Too many Americans are still struggling to find full-time work, grow their paychecks, and support their families. And a record number of Americans have been so discouraged by waning job prospects that they have given up looking for work altogether. This is the slow-growth status quo that has come to define the Obama Administration’s weak economic leadership.
“That’s why we’re proposing a bold agenda that will create more jobs, spur investment, and increase take-home pay. Instead of settling for mediocre jobs reports, Washington should take action on our Better Way agenda that will unlock our economy’s full potential and improve the lives of all Americans.”
Note: The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 156,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate rose to 5.0 percent.