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STATEMENT: Rogers Responds to Obama's Speech on the Economy

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Washington, DC, Jul 24, 2013 | Danielle Smoot (606-679-8346) | comments

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers released the following statement in response to President Obama's economic speech today in Illinois:

"What America needs right now is more jobs, not more repetitious speeches full of ideas that are costing the middle class their 40-hour work weeks and higher health care premiums. It was great to hear the President say he "will not let more inaction get in our way." Mr. President, we agree, it's time for action. It's time to save small businesses and individuals from the unaffordable, unworkable ObamaCare plan; it's time to build the Keystone pipeline; it's time to end the war on coal across the Appalachian region; and it's time to stop pushing an agenda that pulls more taxes out of paychecks. We need jobs, Mr. President, not more bankrupt cities and families." 

--U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05)

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers. 

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