This week, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) commented in response to the Department of Labor’s October 2016 jobs report:
“The October jobs report continues the slow-growth trend we’ve come to expect from the Obama Administration. Our economy is still not growing quickly enough for our country to reach its full potential. It’s as if the Administration is driving 35 miles per hour on the highway when the speed limit is 70. Meanwhile, workers, families, and job creators are stuck waiting for Washington to take action on pro-growth policies that will help our economy surge ahead and improve the lives of all Americans. House Republicans are committed to taking bold action that will create more jobs, grow paychecks, and deliver more opportunity across our nation.”
The Department of Labor reported today the economy added 161,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent.
Chairman Brady has consistently been critical of the administration’s attempts to lower unemployment. This month’s report has done nothing to alter his opinion of the administration’s efforts.