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Rep. Foxx Supports H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act



Washington D.C.  – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) voted in favor of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, which passed on a 253 to 163 bipartisan vote.  Rep Foxx spoke on the House floor in support of the measure:

 Each year Washington imposes thousands of pages of rules and regulations on America’s private sector employers as well as state and local governments.  Buried in those pages are costly federal mandates that make it harder for businesses to hire and cash-strapped states, counties, and cities to serve their citizens.  There are some who may not understand why a bill to improve the regulatory process is also a bill about jobs.  As a former small business owner, I understand first-hand the concerns job creators have about how lengthy, confusing rules affect their ability to conduct business and provide jobs and opportunities to their employees. 

 “That is why I introduced H.R. 899, the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act, which we call UMITA, and am glad to see it included in H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act.

 “This bill shines much needed light on the murky regulatory process and ensures the public has transparent access to proposed rules and regulations.”

The Jobs for America Act is a compilation of fifteen bills that would make various changes to federal law in order to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation. 

Today, the House also passed H.R. 2, the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs & More American Jobs Act, which includes thirteen bills to lower energy costs and create American jobs.  H.R. 2, which cleared the House on a 226 to 191 vote, would increase domestic production, expand our energy infrastructure, promote new technologies, improve our energy security, and reduce prices for American families.

All of the legislation that makes up these bills previously passed the House, most with bipartisan support, but are awaiting Senate action.

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Video of the full speech can be found here:


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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is currently in her fifth term as the Representative of North Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary.  Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education & the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.


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