September 9, 2011
Today, Senate Western Caucus Chairman John Barrasso (Wyo.), Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Steve Pearce (N.M.) 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.
In the last two years, 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. The legislation included in the report has already been introduced in both houses of Congress. All of these proposals can create jobs right now.
The report is available at http://barrasso.senate.gov/public/_files/Sept2011_WesternCaucus_JobsFrontier.pdf