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Issue Position: Jobs and Regulations

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The United States has had over 8% unemployment for over three years. In parts of Southside Virginia, unemployment is over 10%. This is simply unacceptable. There are over 12 million unemployed Americans and millions more are underemployed or have given up looking for work because job-killing regulations are stifling America's small business, entrepreneurs, and farmers. According to the Small Business Administration, federal regulations cost our economy $1.75 Trillion a year. The current administration in Washington has more than 200 major regulations costing over $100 million each in development in 2011 alone.

Robert believes we must implement the kind of limited government policies that will lead to unlimited opportunity for our families, farmers, and small businesses. He is proud to have co-authored and introduced the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, which prohibits the EPA from implementing job-destroying regulations of dust on farms. He also voted in favor of the JOBS Act which would allow small businesses with easier access to capital by reducing requirements and regulations.


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