WASHINGTON D.C. – 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…” At the end of last year, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, launched 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. Today, Chairman Issa made all of the submissions he has received public, so that both policymakers and the American people can evaluate for themselves the merits of the input job creators have made.
“The President has recognized the value in examining the regulatory barriers impeding private sector job creation. This project should complement what President Obama has already called on his Administration to do and in concert, lead to a robust and expansive discussion about what the best way forward is to stimulate our economy,” Chairman Issa said. “Policymakers often hear anecdotal examples from job creators about how government regulations impede the type of permanent, private-sector job creation necessary to successfully lower unemployment. This project is an opportunity for private industry to put forward detailed and specific examples so that both the American people and policymakers can determine for themselves what actions can be taken to create jobs.”