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Why Focus on Red Tape?

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. HULTGREN. Madam Speaker, on Monday I hosted a jobs fair in the western suburbs of Chicago with several of my colleagues. Over 1,500 jobseekers showed up.

I've visited with more than 100 northern Illinois business owners since I entered Congress. In each factory tour and office visit I ask: What would it take for you to create one more job, just to hire one more person? The answer is always the same: Cut red tape.

The reality is 60 to 80 percent of all new jobs come from small businesses. Red tape throws an unfair burden on small businesses and paralyzes job creators. It has led to the least number of business start-ups in decades.

There's a reason we focus so much on rolling back red tape here in the House. It's jobs.

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