Tax Reform, Reg Reform, Energy Security Key to Recovery

With unemployment over 8 percent, more than 13 million Americans out of work, and small businesses struggling under the weight of government regulations, Congress and the president should be doing everything they can to spur private-sector job creation. Unfortunately, the president chose to pass up 20,00 jobs - plus the prospect of tens of thousands more - when he rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. This is not the way to get Americans back to work. Senate Republicans are committed to fostering private-sector job growth by reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, eliminating onerous regulations, and supporting projects like the Keystone pipeline.