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:
"Far too many Nevadans remain out of work, underemployed, or have simply given up looking for work. Meanwhile, our nation's economy is barely growing and recovery remains fragile. My number one priority continues to be economic growth and getting Nevadans back to work. As I travel across the Silver State, it's clear that not enough is being done to move this nation in the right direction or help the middle class and seniors on fixed incomes. It's time to move beyond the bailouts and failed stimulus plans that have done little to help Nevada. Both Democrats and Republicans need to come together to develop an aggressive pro-growth plan that will create the jobs Americans need. It is past time for Washington to start working for the American people instead of against them," said Senator Dean Heller.