Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold (IL-10) gave a legislative update to a joint Chambers of Commerce breakfast. He addressed members of the Northbrook, Deerfield, Bannockburn, Riverwoods, Northfield, Winnetka, Lincolnshire, Wheeling, and Prospect Heights Chambers of Commerce and spoke in detail about his Main Street Jobs Agenda to help spur the economy and get more people back to work.
"As a small business owner, I understand firsthand the challenges our community is facing," said Dold. "Washington's first priority should be creating an environment which allows businesses to expand and create jobs. That is why I put forward the Main Street Jobs Agenda. The ideas in my plan are bipartisan, common sense, and empower job creators to grow and hire more workers."
Dold's Main Street Jobs Agenda includes:
access to capital for small businesses
exports and manufacturing
making investments in infrastructure
pro-growth tax reform
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education
utilizing domestic energy resources
Dold has held four job fairs throughout the district, met with small business owners to discuss the challenges they are facing, held roundtables, employee town halls, and more.
Rep. Dold is a small business owner and he has faced many of the challenges confronting business leaders today. He is using that firsthand experience in Washington to help find ways to create more jobs and strengthen the economy. For more information on his work in Congress, visit www.dold.house.gov.