Republicans continue to criticize the Obama administration's economic performance.
In the weekly radio and Internet address Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada says Obama has created "more government that continues to impede economic growth at every turn."
He says one Nevada business leader told him Obama's policies "have been a big wet blanket on our economy."
Heller called for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and repeal of the health care law that Obama signed last year, both demands that Republicans have failed to achieve.
He also called for an overhaul of Social Security and Medicare to reduce their long-term costs and to simplify the tax code.