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

ICYMI: It's Time to Unleash the Power of American Energy

No one likes filling up their car at a gas station. It feels like the most necessary of evils, spending money on something we never see but depend on to go about our daily lives. What was once a rout...... Read more

ICYMI: Anti-Mining, Anti-Northland Bill Demands to Be Rejected

As the member of Congress from Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, I am blessed to represent mining country. I’m proud of my constituents who work in our mines developing the resources we need fo...... Read more

Members Urge VIP Act Implementation Before Memorial Day

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and U.S. Department of ...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events