PoliticalNews.me - May 05,2012 - Heller Statement on National Unemployment Figures
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the national unemployment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
“Any jobs added in this tough economy is welcome news. Unfortunately, Nevada continues to lead the country in unemployment. Far too many Nevadans are still out of work, underemployed, or have given up looking. People all over this great country are hurting and they want solutions. Congress needs to restore the confidence of the American people by developing an economic policy that reforms the tax code, gets rid of burdensome regulations, and lowers gas prices. Everyone deserves better, which is why I continue fighting every day to create jobs and get Nevadans back to work,” said Senator Dean Heller.
Dean Heller was sworn in to the United States Senate on May 9, 2011. Prior to Heller's service in the Senate, he was the Representative for Nevada's Second Congressional District. Senator Heller has also served as Nevada's Secretary of State and in the Nevada State Assembly representing Carson City.
Since coming to Congress, Heller has fought for smaller government, the elimination of wasteful spending, and a balanced budget. He has been at the forefront of the fight for fiscal responsibility in Washington, voted against hundreds of billions in tax increases, and fought the expansion of government and out-of-control spending. Heller is also the only member of the Nevada delegation to vote against the Wall Street bailout. In addition, Heller has fought for fiscal policies that promote economic recovery and believes controlling government spending will create an environment where businesses can flourish and foster long-term economic growth.
Heller currently serves on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging. Jobs and the economy continue to be Senator Heller's top priorities. These committees allow him to address climbing gas prices, ensure that Nevada's transportation needs are met, and foster a regulatory climate that does not impede interstate commerce. Appointment to these committees also gives both urban and rural Nevada an advocate for some of the most important issues facing Nevada's communities. Whether working to encourage tourism or renewable energy development, these committees have direct influence over some of the most important issues for the state of Nevada.
Dean has provided strong leadership for Nevada on issues such as mining, public lands access, and wildfire prevention. In both the House and the Senate, Heller has fought to defend private property rights and promote balanced public land management. He continues to be successful in moving public lands legislation beneficial to local communities throughout Nevada.