Home > newsroom > Page
Hastings Statement on November Unemployment Report
“From raising taxes on small businesses to reinstating an offshore drilling moratorium, Democrat leaders and the Obama Administration are headstrong in implementing job-killing policies”

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2010 - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement after the Department of Labor reported that unemployment rose to 9.8 percent in November:

“For sixteen straight months over 9.5 percent of Americans have been jobless.  There is no excuse for so many Americans to be looking for work when there are so many job creation opportunities waiting to be tapped.  Unfortunately, from raising taxes on small businesses to reinstating an offshore drilling moratorium, Democrat leaders and the Obama Administration are headstrong in implementing job-killing policies.  Last month, the American people overwhelmingly rejected the tax, spend and bailout policies that are hampering job growth.  It’s time to get serious about keeping and creating American jobs.”

# # #

Print version of this document


Contact: Jill Strait or Spencer Pederson (202) 226-2311

Latest News

DOI's Leasing Plan Announcement Threatens to Halt Future Production

Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) released its proposed five-year plan for domestic offshore oil and gas leasing. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-...... Read more

DOI Fails to Release Promised Five-Year Leasing Plan

Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) failed to release a proposed five-year plan for oil and gas leasing, despite Secretary Deb Haaland testifying during a Senate Committee on Energy and N...... Read more

Westerman, Newhouse Urge USFS to Increase Critical Forest Management Projects

Washington - Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Western Caucus Chair Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) led a letter to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Randy...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events