Response to State of the Union

Statement

By:  Cynthia Lummis
Date: Feb. 13, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

In response to the President's State of the Union address Tuesday night members of the Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements:

"It's ironic to hear the President tout his jobs agenda, when time and again he shoots down job creating projects like the Keystone Pipeline and shackles America's job creators with heavy taxes and piles of regulations; it's even more ironic when you consider our unemployment rate has remained at almost 8% since 2009. In what world does piling thousands of pages of regulations on small businesses create a system that encourages private sector job growth? In what market does one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world equate to more job creation? How is killing coal, an abundant source of American energy, the answer to lowering electricity costs?" -- Co-Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)