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Congresswoman Hartzler addresses business leaders on need to end government red tape, allow businesses to create jobs

February 23, 2011
Press Release

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) is calling for the easing of burdensome government regulations that are standing in the way of private sector job creation and economic growth. Hartzler spoke to business leaders today in Jefferson City at a Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry symposium, making it clear she stands with them in their desire to prosper.
“As a small business owner I am fully aware of the time-consuming and costly regulations that government forces on our nation's job creators," said Hartzler. "Adding reams of government red tape will not solve our economic and unemployment problems in this country. We must let the private sector do what it does best – create wealth and prosperity. Onerous government rules and regulations impede private-sector job creation, discourage innovation and entrepreneurial activity, and hurt economic growth and investment by needlessly raising prices."
“These regulations also force businesses to spend time and energy doing paperwork to satisfy the demands of bureaucrats,” added Hartzler. “These federal regulations increase the cost of doing business and destroy jobs. We are fighting back, doing what is necessary to make it less costly for American companies to conduct business.”
The U.S. House recently voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution which is a critical first step in removing burdensome regulations and red tape harming both large and small employers. In addition, Congresswoman Hartzler has co-sponsored several bills designed to ease the burdens on business. They include legislation to repeal job-destroying ObamaCare, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act to do away with unnecessary 1099 form reporting, and legislation to repeal both the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler was elected to Congress on November 2, 2010. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.