Economy and Jobs
We must work to promote policies that create jobs in the 5th District, remove onerous government regulations that stifle job creation, and rein in Washington's reckless spending.
There is no greater challenge for us in the 5th District than job creation.
It is unacceptable that our national unemployment rate has remained above 8% for the last 35 consecutive months and that many areas of the 5th District are still facing double digit unemployment.
In order to get our economy back on track it is vital that the message coming out of Washington be one that fosters an environment of economic certainty; we must remove Washington as a roadblock to job creation. As a Nelson County farmer explained it, the greatest barrier to jobs is the federal government.
To this end, I have introduced three pieces of legislation so far to help spur job creation and protect taxpayer dollars. H.R. 1082, the “Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act” is a bipartisan bill that will help restore confidence and certainty to the marketplace by reducing unnecessary government mandates put in place by the Dodd-Frank law so that our small businesses can access capital more easily and more jobs can be created and preserved. There is nothing more important to jobs than capital on the street. H.R. 1633, the bipartisan Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act would prohibit the EPA from burdening farmers and small business owners in rural America with federal dust regulations. Reducing these unnecessary regulations on farmers and small businesses in rural areas would help create a better environment for job creation and economic growth in the 5th District. H.R. 2440, the Market Transparency and Taxpayer Protection Act, is an essential part of the plan to effectively reform the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and help put an end to their near-limitless bailouts in order to protect American taxpayers at a time when they need it most.
By reducing the unnecessary government regulations that hinder small businesses, keeping taxes low and allowing people to keep more of what they make, and cutting spending to get our fiscal house in order, the private sector will gain the confidence necessary to expand and create the jobs that the people of the 5th District need and deserve.
For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Economy and Jobs, please contact my Washington, DC office.
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