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:
"Our nation's unemployment number remains far too high and Nevadans are continuing to struggle. With the debt ceiling looming dangerously close, Washington's failure to act right now will result in devastating consequences for Nevada's families and businesses. Earlier this week, I supported a bipartisan plan to make tax relief for the middle class permanent. Now, Democrats and Republicans must come together and put a stop to excessive spending. Reining in spending is the only way to lay the groundwork for economic opportunity for future generations. By working together, I am confident that we can propel this country to a time of greater optimism and success," said Senator Dean Heller.