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America's Economy Can Thrive Again

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, the solution to our economic challenges is one simple word: growth. Unfortunately, the only place really growing in our country today is Washington, D.C.

As I travel my district, workers, job seekers, and small business owners tell me they're concerned about jobs and economic security.

Washington must unleash their economic potential by spending less, taxing less, and regulating less. Washington has to stop growing so the rest of the country can start to grow.

Small business owners this year spent upwards of 2 billion hours trying to comply with our Tax Code. Simplifying the Tax Code will help them save time and money that they can then put towards growing their businesses, hiring new employees and raising wages.

Washington must also streamline regulations that are strangling growth. The REINS Act would require that any regulation with an annual impact of $100 million or more be subject to a vote of this House.

With the right tax and regulatory policies, America's economy can thrive again.

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