U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the national unemployment figures released earlier today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
"This stagnant economy is further proof that the economic policies coming out of Washington are not working. No state has felt the brunt of this recession like the State of Nevada. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about what can be done to create jobs and get our economy moving. In order to help our job creators thrive again, we must tear down the barriers to growth and opportunity. Americans are fighting every day to achieve the American Dream, but what they get from Washington is more attacks on their livelihood in the form of new regulations, new mandates, and new taxes. Just last week the Senate majority pushed a tax increase that would kill 6,000 jobs in Nevada and more than 700,000 jobs nationwide. It's past time for Congress to change direction and pass pro-growth policies that will ignite our economy and get Americans back to work," said Senator Dean Heller.