Blog: This Week in Washington

Statement

By:  Tim Scott
Date: March 9, 2012
Location: Unknown

By passing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act (HR 3606) yesterday, we took a common sense, bipartisan step forward. This important legislation will spark smallbusiness creation, growth and innovation by removing bureaucratic hurdles and increasing access to capital.

The Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act (HR 2842), by Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), will help expand our energy resources by developing more sources for hydropower. This fits with House Republicans energy philosophy, which is truly "all of the above."

The House also voted on HR 4105 regarding trade provisions.