Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler was back in the Show-Me State Wednesday to discuss government regulation and the effect it can have on job creation.
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Press release from Vicky Hartzler’s office:
CONGRESSWOMAN VICKY HARTZLER (MO-4)
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2011
Congresswoman Hartzler addresses business leaders on need to end government red
tape, allow businesses to create jobs
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) is calling for the easing of burdensome
government regulations that are standing in the way of private sector job creation
and economic growth. Hartzler spoke to business leaders today in Jefferson City at a
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry symposium, making it clear she stands with
them in their desire to prosper.
“As a small business owner I am fully aware of the time-consuming and costly
regulations that government forces on our nation’s job creators,” said Hartzler.
“Adding reams of government red tape will not solve our economic and unemployment
problems in this country. We must let the private sector do what it does best –
create wealth and prosperity. Onerous government rules and regulations impede
private-sector job creation, discourage innovation and entrepreneurial activity, and
hurt economic growth and investment by needlessly raising prices.”
“These regulations also force businesses to spend time and energy doing paperwork to
satisfy the demands of bureaucrats,” added Hartzler. “These federal regulations
increase the cost of doing business and destroy jobs. We are fighting back, doing
what is necessary to make it less costly for American companies to conduct
The U.S. House recently voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution which is a
critical first step in removing burdensome regulations and red tape harming both
large and small employers. In addition, Congresswoman Hartzler has co-sponsored
several bills designed to ease the burdens on business. They include legislation to
repeal job-destroying ObamaCare, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination
Act to do away with unnecessary 1099 form reporting, and legislation to repeal both
the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler was elected to Congress on November 2, 2010. She serves
on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.