Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D., today released the following statement regarding the May unemployment numbers:
"Unemployment is increasing. There are too many Americans who wish to work and cannot. Government jobs are not the answer. The private sector is the basis for future prosperity. A good beginning is increasing domestic energy production. This leads to jobs in oil fields as well as pipelines, boat yards, barge lines, petrochemical plants and throughout our economy.
"The president can make that happen by directing BOEMRE to end the slowdown in permitting. Let's hope he does."