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Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CHABOT. I thank our distinguished chairman for yielding the time.

Mr. Chairman, when I talk to small business owners back in my district in Cincinnati in southwest Ohio, I continue to hear the same thing over and over again. Overbearing regulations are crushing their ability to grow and create jobs, and that's what we are supposed to be about is getting this economy moving and getting people back to work again; but the regulations are just crushing them.

Over the last year, however, the Obama administration has enacted more than 3,500 new rules and regulations, and they have another 4,000 pending. So rather than reduce the regulations, they are talking about putting on even more.

Mr. Chairman, small businesses in this country are struggling. Unemployment is at record levels and our economy is showing little or no signs of improvement.

We must pass legislation that reduces redtape and repeals burdensome regulations. This bill will reform the rulemaking system and provide much needed regulatory relief to small business.

If President Obama is serious about job creation, then he must sign this bill. Small businesses are struggling to keep up with the overwhelming costs of compliance that his administration has put on our Nation's job creators.

If Congress wants to give the American people a gift this Christmas season, let it be regulatory relief and the jobs that will result.


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