May 5th, 2017
The U.S. job market rebounded strongly last month and the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level seen in a decade, government data released Friday morning showed, calming fears that had bubbled up in the past month about...
November 6th, 2015
While today’s job report showed that some Americans have been able to find work, there are still indicators that President Obama’s big-government, liberal agenda is not working, which is why we must do more to spur economic...
September 5th, 2015
The Employment Situation Report for August 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an increase of 173,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (140,000 in the private sector) and that the unemployment rate fell to 5.1%.
August 20th, 2015
I made the following statement based upon the recent release of the Employment Situation Report for July 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported an increase of 215,000 nonfarm payroll jobs (210,000 in...
July 2nd, 2015
Throughout American history, our economy has come roaring back after economic decline. However, because of the Obama Administration’s onerous regulations and continued federal overreach the United States has seen its slowest...
May 8th, 2015
Last week the U.S. Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy slowed dramatically with GDP growing at a disappointing 0.2 percent in the first quarter.
March 12th, 2015
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has released a number of reports purporting to show that all employment growth since the year 2000 has gone to immigrants. The CIS report does not include econometrics.
February 15th, 2015
As part of my ongoing effort to protect taxpayer dollars by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse, I introduced legislation (H.R. 918) to stop individuals from abusing the system by “double-dipping” unemployment and disability...
December 5th, 2014
House Republicans understand what it takes to unleash our economy so businesses can grow and create more good paying jobs. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the 114th Congress to give the American people the...
September 9th, 2016
After four years of White House delay in implementing a 2012 law allowing states to drug test applicants for federal unemployment payments, today House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady of Texas introduced H.R.
October 2nd, 2015
Today’s disappointing jobs report shows that the so-called recovery over the last six years continues to be hampered by President Obama's big government liberal policies. Real, sustainable economic growth can only be led by...
September 4th, 2015
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding the August unemployment report:
August 7th, 2015
Today, I released the following statement regarding the July unemployment report:
June 5th, 2015
While today’s jobs report brings welcome news, I believe we can and must do more to expand our economy and create more good paying, full time jobs.
April 4th, 2015
While I’m pleased to see that more Americans were able to find employment last month, we must do more to help create more full-time, good paying jobs. Despite the fact that our economy has added jobs, far too many American...
March 6th, 2015
While this month's jobs report reflects encouraging signs in our economy, it also shows that there are still too many Americans who remain out of work or underemployed.
February 6th, 2015
I have always firmly believed that the economy does best when we get government out of the way so that the free-enterprise system can thrive. Today’s jobs report helps prove that this belief holds true today. Federal...
November 7th, 2014
This morning the Department of Labor released the October jobs report. While I am always pleased to hear that some people were able to find employment, this week people across the nation made it very clear they are...
October 3rd, 2014
While this month’s jobs report indicates some signs of job growth, the American economy is still not growing quickly enough or broadly enough. Since President Obama took the oath of office, nearly 60% of job gains have been...