WASHINGTON, DC — Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement on the November jobs report.
“Today’s job report shows 211,000 jobs were added in November and the unemployment rate remained steady at 5%. While it’s welcome news more Americans have found work, we can do much more to kick this economy into high gear.
I’m worried about the continued lag in business investment which drives Main Street jobs. They are holding back because of the uncertainty that Washington has created.
There’s still too much potential sitting on the sidelines. That’s why, as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, I am focused on a pro-growth agenda to create jobs and increase wages so that we reward hard work. Whether it’s simplifying our tax code, expanding American exports, or reforming our welfare system, our Committee is working each day to improve our nation’s economy and help more Americans achieve success.”