Western Caucus releases ‘Jobs Frontier’ Report
Legislative solutions to cut red tape, develop American energy, protect and create jobs.
by Western Caucus media release
September 11, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Sept. 8, Senate Western Caucus Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Steve Pearce (R-NM), and members of the Senate and House Western Caucuses released the "Jobs Frontier" report.
This pro growth plan will protect and create jobs in the West and across America. It highlights over 40 concrete legislative solutions that will cut red tape, develop American energy and break down barriers to private sector job creation.
"Our ‘Jobs Frontier’ report contains answers to many of Washington’s problems," said Senator Barrasso. "Our plan will cut red tape, develop energy and create jobs in the West and across America. Our bills are ready – we just need a willing partner in the White House. If the President really wants to support bipartisan solutions, he will embrace our plan today. "
"In order to balance our budget and get our fiscal house in order, we must focus on growing the economy and creating jobs," said Representative Pearce. "After 2 ½ years of skyrocketing debt and increased unemployment, the Obama Administration’s policies have proven to be complete failures. I am proud to introduce the Jobs Frontier report with my colleagues from the Western Caucus. This report is a collection of legislation supported by western representatives that understand how to unleash the West’s full job creating potential."
Since President Obama took office, America has lost approximately 2.3 million jobs and the unemployment rate has increased from 7.8 percent to 9.1 percent. Americans in six western states have over 9 percent unemployment (Washington, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, California and Nevada).
In the "Jobs Frontier" report, Western Caucus Members highlight over 40 legislative solutions that will create jobs by:
1. Increasing Affordable American Energy
2. Exploring for American Oil and Natural Gas
3. Strengthening the American Mining Sector
4. Overturning Washington’s Overreach
5. Promoting Agriculture, Ranching and Forestry
6. Supporting Recreation, Hunting and Public Land Access
7. Eliminating Backdoor Cap and Tax Regulations
8. Reducing Junk Lawsuits
The legislation included in the report has already been introduced in both houses of Congress. All of these proposals can create jobs right now.
In September 2010, the Senate and House Western Caucuses released the "War on Western Jobs" report. Their report outlined the Administration’s policies and their negative impact on jobs and communities throughout the West.
Click on this link to read the report: http://barrasso.senate.gov/public/_files/Sept2011_WesternCaucus_JobsFrontier.pdf
Editor’s Note: On Thursday, September 8th, President Obama released his "American Jobs Act." Click on this link to read the details of that plan: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/09/american-jobs-act-read-all-details
Click on this link for how the White House believes the American Jobs Act will impact Wyoming: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/THE_AMERICAN_JOBS_ACT_Impact_WY.pdf