Statement from Congressman Amodei on president's visit to Las Vegas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Baluta (202) 225-6155
October 24, 2011
Today, Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) issued the following statement:
"I'm happy that the President has changed his mind about the propriety of visiting Las Vegas, but with all due respect, between his harmful comments about our tourism industry in 2009 and 2010 and the continued failure of his economic policies, I think he's done enough already for Nevada.
"When the President and his party controlled Washington, they could have done anything that they wanted to encourage economic growth and address the mortgage crisis. Instead they drove up record debt, squandered taxpayer dollars on bailouts for politically-connected companies, and froze job-creation with harmful regulations like Obama-care and Dodd-Frank.
"Now, with bipartisan opposition to the President's economic plan, he wants to bypass Congress in order to advance more misguided policy. Such a move ignores the basic message that was sent with my election in September and the turnover of the House last November: Nevadans and the American people don't want more of a political agenda. They want results on the ground."
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