Chairman Issa Announces Hearing on Regulatory Barriers to Job Creation

February 3, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today announced a hearing for next Thursday, February 10th entitled, “Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation.”

“This will be the first step in what must be a sustained effort to advance a dialogue that compliments President Obama’s call to examine regulatory barriers that are impeding job creation,” Chairman Issa said. “As Congress and the Administration begin the process of examining regulations, the voices of job creators and their experiences must be part of the broader discussion.”

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama highlighted the importance of making America a better place to do business saying, “to help our companies compete, we also have to knock down barriers that stand in the way of their success. To reduce barriers to growth and investment, I’ve ordered a review of government regulations. When we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them…”

WHAT: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing
“Regulatory Impediments to Job Creation”
WHEN: Thursday, February 10th
9:30 a.m.
WHERE: HVC 210

Since the end of last year, Chairman Issa has embarked on an effort to bring the voice of job creators nationwide directly to Washington by asking for their input through correspondences as well as through the launch of www.AmericanJobCreators.com.

“For more than two years, we have been hearing anecdotal examples from job creators about how government regulations impede the type of permanent, private-sector job creation necessary to successfully lower unemployment,” Chairman Issa noted. “This is an opportunity for private industry to put forward detailed and specific examples so both the American people and policymakers can determine for themselves what actions can be taken to foster robust and lasting job creation. Hopefully, at the conclusion of this effort, both the President and lawmakers on each end of Capitol Hill will be able to use this broad input on regulatory barriers to job creation to make informed decisions about the best path forward for our economy.”

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