Congressman Smith knows that the government doesn't create jobs, American ingenuity and entrepreneurs do. But the unprecedented growth of government in Washington is casting a chilling shadow on the American economy.
Small businesses, which have created 66% of all new jobs in the past 15 years, aren't going to hire people when they are worried about paying higher taxes and facing more government mandates. With all the talk coming out of Washington, who would take that risk?
Congressman Smith believes that when Washington eliminates the looming threat of more taxes, more spending and more debt, American entrepreneurs will have an incentive to invest in their businesses and put Americans back to work.
Here are just some of the initiatives Congressman Smith has recently advanced to help get more of America back to work:
Patent reforms signed into law that cut red tape and enable innovators to turn their ideas into job-creating businesses.
Regulatory relief reforms that cut red tape on businesses to allow them to create more jobs.
A system enabling employers to verify they have a legal workforce to ensure that jobs go to Americans.