The Department of Labor has reported that wages and benefits paid to American workers in the July-September quarter rose at the fastest rate in over two year, providing further evidence that pro-growth policies enacted by this Congress have kept money in the hands of American consumers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs and fueled economic growth while creating good, high-paying jobs.

The Labor Department’s announcement that wages and benefits are up is proof positive that the pro-growth, low tax policies that Republicans have enacted are working.  Gross domestic product (GDP) has risen steadily for the last five years.  The economy has created jobs for 37 consecutive months.  Wages and benefits for American workers have risen by 3.3 percent in the last 12 months.

The economy is strong and it is bringing higher paying jobs and new opportunities to working families.  It is essential that we continue to strengthen the economy by controlling spending and reducing taxes.