Black Hails Passage of Resolution Targeting Job-Destroying Regulations

Feb 11, 2011 Issues: Economy and Jobs

Washington, DC (Friday, February 11, 2011)—Today, U.S. Representative Diane Black (R-TN), voted for H.Res. 72, a bill that directs various House Committees to identify and work to remove burdensome government regulations that may hamper job creation.  The resolution passed the House by a vote of 391-28.

“Last week as I traveled throughout the 6th District, I heard over and over again how government regulation is hurting the economy in Middle Tennessee,” said Black.  “Whether it’s the over reach of the Environmental Protection Agency, the demands put on small businesses by the health care law, or the regulations in the financial reform bill, it is all part of a pattern of government interference in the private sector.  These regulations are preventing businesses from growing and hiring.  I’m glad that Congress is actively planning to dismantle some of the regulatory burdens that are hurting the economy.”

As a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, which is the tax-writing committee in the House, Black will have particular oversight over how these regulations and the taxes contained in the regulations, will affect businesses and the economy as a whole. 

“I look forward to getting to work, cutting the government red tape that is tying the hands of our businesses.  It’s a fact that unnecessary regulations increase the cost of doing business and destroys jobs.  In this fragile economy where unemployment continues to hover above 9 percent, this is another way we can get government out of the way of businesses.”