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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor reported the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent in June – marking the 29th straight month of unemployment above 8 percent:

“Today’s jobs report is another reminder that the current economic policies are not working and in fact hindering job creation. But rather than changing course – some in Washington are talking about raising taxes. If we increase taxes, we only further hamper economic growth and the creation of more jobs. The revenue increases we need are not tax increases, but increased revenues that come from a growing economy. Washington must change course now to grow our economy and put people back to work – by cutting spending, reining in over-regulation, replacing our convoluted tax code, opening up more foreign markets and developing a comprehensive energy policy.”