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Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act

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Mr. FARENTHOLD. Thank you, Chairman Issa.

Most Congressmen call their district staff workers caseworkers. I call my district workers red tape cutters, because that's what they do. Unfortunately, we have to have a job like that because government red tape is so thick. A lot of what our caseworkers do is for veterans and Social Security recipients, but they also help our small businesses.

When I'm back home, I hear time and time again from businesses about how the government is getting in the way of creating jobs, and if we would just tell them what to do and let them do it and quit changing the rules midstream, they would do it. That's what this bill does, it tells the government: Stop. Don't change the rules midstream until our economy is back on track. It's a jobs bill, and it's an opportunity to give our businesses the opportunity to get people hired.

This Congress has been tireless in our pursuit of creating jobs by eliminating senseless and expensive government regulation. I'm confident this bill will pass the House, and I hope it has better luck than some of the other bills that we've passed, like the REINS Act, that also deals with regulation, when it gets across the Capitol and to the Senate.

We have got to get these bipartisan jobs bills passed and signed into law. Americans know we have to cut the unemployment rate. To do that, we're going to have to cut the red tape.

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