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Congressman Black’s Statement on President Obama’s Visit to Tennessee

Jul 30, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs

Washington – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) issued the following statement ahead of President Obama’s “jobs” speech in Chattanooga, TN:

“True to form, President Obama’s prescription for an ailing economy is yet another speech. Unfortunately, while the President’s speech in Chattanooga today will be soon forgotten, his failing economic policies will be hurting American families for some time to come.

“For example, the President’s health care law is a complete disaster, leading employers to slash workers’ hours or give up hiring all-together. With 11.8 million Americans looking for work, this Administration continues to sneer in the face of commonsense and overwhelming public support by blocking the Keystone XL pipeline project that would create as many as 20,000 jobs. And with Tennesseans and Americans across the country struggling to stay afloat in the Obama economy, the President is pursuing a red tape regulatory agenda that will lead to skyrocketing energy prices for our nation’s businesses and consumers.

“The facts speak for themselves: since President Obama was elected, two Americans have gone on food stamps for every one that has found work. This is unacceptable and why the President needs to park Air Force One and start working with Congress to pursue policies that will help rather than hurt the American people.”

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees.