Home > newsroom > Page
Chairman Hastings’ Statement on June Unemployment Numbers
“Democrats continue to sit on the sidelines while Republicans offer real solutions to create jobs.”

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2011 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement regarding the latest unemployment numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor.

“As yet another disappointing jobs report showed unemployment rising to 9.2%, the American people are growing increasingly frustrated with the Obama Administration’s dismal effort to spur job creation. House Republicans have introduced and passed bill after bill that would add jobs to our economy, yet President Obama and the Democrat controlled Senate refuse to act. Three offshore energy bills that I introduced and passed in the House with bipartisan support would create 1.2 million jobs and add $840 million to the treasury to help pay down our staggering national debt. Unfortunately for Americans who are out of work, those bipartisan bills are collecting dust on Harry Reid’s desk as the Democrats continue to sit on the sidelines while Republicans offer real solutions to create jobs.”

###

Printable PDF of this document


Contact: Jill Strait, Spencer Pederson or Crystal Feldman 202-226-9019

Latest News

Bishop Statement on the Passing of Former Delegate from American Samoa Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin

Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement upon news of the passing of Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, former and longest serving Delegate from American Samoa in the U.S. House of Representati...... Read more

ONRR Suspends Controversial Midnight Royalty Valuation Rule Finalized Under Obama Administration

The Department of the Interior announced they will postpone the implementation of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue’s (ONRR) “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation R...... Read more

Regulatory Reform Order a Paradigm Shift to Empower People Over Bureaucracy

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order requiring every federal agency to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to enforce the administration’s regulatory reform agenda. Chairman...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Oversight Hearing on Modernizing Western Water and Power Infrastructure in the 21st Century
Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
View All Events