Does Government Regulate Too Much?‏

From the office of Rep. Randy Hultgren (Ill., 14th District)…

Recently, I spoke on the House floor about what regulatory uncertainty is doing to small business owners like Rock Katschnig, a farmer and resident of the 14th District.

Unfortunately, Rock’s situation isn’t unique – I’ve heard similar stories over and over again as I travel throughout the area.

That’s why this fall, I’m joining my colleagues to fight for a pro-growth environment where small businesses and job-creators can hire new workers and invest without fearing what Washington will do to them. Our efforts are focused on creating a reasonable, stable regulatory environment that gives our economy the confidence it needs to grow.

Right now, Washington regulators don’t consider what impact a new rule or regulation will have on Americans’ jobs and livelihoods before they impose that rule on small business owners and job-creators. On Friday, the House passed H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation, or TRAIN, Act of 2011 to change that. I was proud to support it because I believe that the TRAIN Act represents an important step towards ensuring the economic certainty we need to get Americans back to work.

I’m also looking for input from you, to see if you feel that small business owners operate in a reasonable regulatory environment and your opinion on H.R. 2401. So please take a few moments to please answer the questions to the right of this email.

As always, it is truly an honor to serve you in Washington. Please contact me at 630.232.7104 or 202.225.2976 if I can be of assistance, or if you’d like to share your thoughts on the issues before Congress.

In service,

Randy Hultgren
Member of Congress

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