As the super committee begins their work to cut spending and move us back towards fiscal sanity, House Republicans have unveiled our detailed plan for this fall and winter specifically aimed at job creation. We have targeted the top 10 job-destroying government regulations, as well as a variety of tax cuts, in order to stimulate job growth and give our business owners the tools they need to move forward. Today I will focus on the proposed regulatory fixes, and later this week will discuss the changes to our tax code.
Of most direct importance to the First District is my bill, the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (HR 2587), which Majority Leader Cantor has said will come up for a vote in the House the week of September 12. My legislation will prohibit the NLRB from ordering any employer to relocate, shut down, or transfer employment under any circumstance. You can read more about my bill here. Later this winter the House will also take up legislation to prevent the NLRB from allowing "quickie" elections.
I am also a cosponsor of two bills, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act and the Coals Residuals Reuse and Management Act, which will prevent the loss of more than 300,000 jobs due to burdensome regulations created by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is absolutely essential when the EPA proposes new rules that they are achievable without destroying jobs, and these bills will help ensure that is the case. They are both expected to be brought up for a vote in October or November.
Finally, the Energy and Commerce Committee is set to begin crafting legislation which will stop the Obama administration from issuing further restrictions against previously held health care plans. The Administration's efforts thus far will, by their own estimates, lead to a loss of 49 to 80 percent of small employer insurance plans, 34 to 64 percent of large employer plans, and 40 to 67 percent of individual insurance plans. Employers losing their grandfathered-plan status will then face steep penalties which will in turn affect their ability to grow and create jobs.