Reid Statement on Nevada's Unemployment Rate
November 20, 2009
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement on Nevada’s unemployment rate for October, 2009.
“This is a positive development and further evidence that Nevada is starting down the economic road to recovery. While this is an encouraging sign of stability in the job market, we must continue to do all we can to help Nevada families who are struggling to find work, pay their bills and make it through the holiday season.
“This year in Congress we have passed bills that focus on strengthening our economy and creating jobs. We also extended unemployment benefits to ease the burden on those struggling to find work. As the leader of the Senate, I view every bill that comes to the floor as an opportunity to help put Nevadans back to work. Sometimes this is done by easing the burden on businesses and other times by securing money for projects that create jobs.
“The former is true when it comes to the health care bill I introduced this week in the Senate. We all know that skyrocketing health care costs have contributed to the rise in bankruptcy and unemployment in Nevada. This bill will lower the cost of health care, eliminate the waste of taxpayer dollars, and reduce the federal deficit by $130 billion over the next 10 years. This will make it easier for business owners large and small to provide affordable, quality health insurance for Nevadans.”
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