This past week, Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, Congressman Sam Graves joined me for a visit to Illinois' 8th District. We held a small business town hall meeting in Schaumburg which provided a unique opportunity for owners and representatives of local small businesses and other constituents to share their thoughts and learn about matters currently before the U.S. House Small Business Committee.
Congressman Walsh and Chairman Graves at the Small Business Town Hall
This week I also voted with my colleagues to pass H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act. This legislation stops the impending tax hike that would have translated to a nearly $2,200 tax increase for a family of four earning $50,000 a year. Hardworking Americans are overburdened by taxes, and raising taxes would slow the already tepid economic recovery. To learn more about this legislation, please click here.
I will continue to work with my colleagues to ease the burden of taxes and bring about comprehensive tax reform. In the current economy, Illinois families already have to do more with less, which is why I believe you should be able to keep more of your hard earned money.
I am also looking forward to holding three town hall meetings next week in the district. Since coming to Congress, I have held over 150 town hall meetings throughout the district and I welcome folks with varying viewpoints to come and be heard. Please find more information about the times and locations of the town hall meetings below!
Finally, my staff will hold mobile office hours every Friday from 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Schaumburg Township Center, One Illinois Blvd. Hoffman Estates, IL. If you cannot make it to one of my district offices, let us come to you!
I work for you,