Congressman Mike Rogers made the following remarks following passage of H.R. 3606, the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, that passed the House 390-23.
"With the current state of our economy, Congress should be doing everything it can to help the heartbeat of our local economies -- small businesses and entrepreneurs -- have the opportunity to grow and create good paying jobs for hard-working Alabamians.
"This bipartisan bill will help cut through some of the red tape these small businesses face. I am pleased this bill passed with my support and hope Congress will continue to stay focused on job creation," Rogers said.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) removes government barriers to job creation and economic activity. The JOBS Act, comprised of six bills previously approved by the Financial Services Committee, is designed to help startups and entrepreneurs get off the ground, access capital and create jobs.