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Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. REED. I thank the gentleman, my former chairman on Judiciary, for yielding the time to me.

I rise today in support of H.R. 4078, Mr. Chairman, and I am standing behind 2-weeks' worth of regulatory material produced in the Federal Register, which is the official record keeper of regulations here in Washington, D.C.

This represents the issue that we are talking about, Mr. Chairman. We need to stop sending this regulatory burden to our job creators back in the districts, back on the frontline that are creating the jobs of today and tomorrow.

I believe there is a clear distinction between the two philosophies that are on display this afternoon in this Chamber. The other side is standing up for regulation, standing up for Big Government. I've come here as a firm believer in the private sector and small business America. We will stand for them day in and day out. Mr. Chairman, this pile of material, this pile of regulations is not good for our job creators. We can do better. We must do better for our children and grandchildren.

With that, I ask support for H.R. 4078 and the corresponding long-term fix, the REINS Act, which will go a long way to taking care of this problem in perpetuity.


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