Griffin Welcomes Support of U.S. Chamber of Commerce for ‘Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act’

Feb 28, 2012 Issues: Economy and Jobs

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (H.R. 4078):

“I am honored to have the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s support for my bill, the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act.  The Chamber represents more than three million businesses and organizations across the nation – including many in the Second District of Arkansas.  Reasonable government regulations are important to ensure the health and safety of our communities, but job creators know all too well how this Administration’s excessive and overly burdensome regulations are hurting our economy.  My bill will allow the government to continue to provide for public safety while freezing the Administration’s tendency to over-regulate America's job creators and kill jobs.”

Excerpts from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s letter of support for H.R. 4078:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region, supports H.R. 4078, the “Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012,” as an important tool to rein in an out of control regulatory bureaucracy

Regulations are a necessary part of a complex society.  But an unbalanced federal regulatory process has led to an unprecedented increase in major, economically significant regulations, some of which are harming the economy and inhibiting job creation….  These economically significant rules have a chilling effect on the entire U.S. economy.

The Chamber believes that excessive regulatory burdens are not compatible with economic prosperity or job creation. 

The Chamber supports H.R. 4078, and applauds you for your leadership on this important issue.