Scott Statement on November Jobs Report

December 8, 2017
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the economy added 228,000 jobs in November, with the unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. 

“Today's jobs report shows that our economic recovery remains stable, but our work in Congress is far from over. The reality is too many working people and families are still struggling to make ends meet because of stagnant wages. This is particularly relevant as Congressional Republicans are attempting to push through a tax plan that will cost $1.5 trillion.

“The Republican tax bill gives massive tax cuts to corporations and families with multi-million dollar estates, while the rest of the legislation imposes a net tax increase on everybody else. Instead of giving away hundreds of billions of dollars to the wealthy few, Congress should invest in infrastructure and education, which would create a better future and millions of good-paying jobs. The choice to provide tax cuts for corporations and the rich instead of making investments in the future of our country threatens our country's long-term economic stability."

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