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Lawmakers weigh on U.S. jobs report

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Nevada's lawmakers in Washington expressed their thoughts on Friday's news of a rise in the U.S. jobless rate despite additional employment.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, released the following statement:

"An increase in jobs added on a national scale is welcome news, but the fact remains that Nevada's broader jobless rate hovers at 20 percent. Nevada's families and businesses are desperate for solutions, yet Washington has failed to make the difficult decisions necessary for economic recovery. Just this week, I introduced a lands bill that will create hundreds of jobs in the Silver State. With measures like these, I am confident that we can return to a time of greater optimism. In the meantime, Washington needs to work together to solve the budget crisis now, and finally provide certainty for the new year."

Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV, released the following statement:

"Our nation's economy continues to recover, but there is still work to be done. To give our economy the running room it needs to get up to speed, we should replace cuts that hurt the middle class with a balanced approach that combines smart cuts with revenue measures that close tax loopholes and ask the wealthy to contribute their fair share. For too many Nevadans and Americans throughout our nation, the recovery isn't a reality until they can rely on a steady paycheck. We will not rest until we make that future a reality."

Check back with this page for additional statements from Nevada's lawmakers.

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