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Upton Urges Local Businesses to Make Their Voices Heard: AmericanJobCreators.com

House initiative “AmericanJobCreators.com” invites business owners to let Congress know how federal regulations are holding them back from creating jobs and doing business

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Washington, DC, Dec 6, 2011 | Meghan Kolassa ((202) 225-3761) | comments

Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is asking businesses in Michigan to let Congress know how federal regulations are holding them back from creating jobs and what policies they believe would help encourage economic growth. 

AmericanJobCreators.com is an online initiative that enables businesses from across the country to share their personal stories about how government rules and regulations impact economic growth and the creation of jobs in the private sector.

Click here to view Upton’s AmericanJobCreators.com video on YouTube.


“No one better understands the economic challenges facing our nation than folks here in Michigan,” said Upton.  “After nearly three years of double-digit unemployment, many of the policy decisions coming out of Washington continue to delay our recovery and fail to bring businesses the long-term certainty they need to grow.  With the launch of AmericanJobCreators.com, businesses from across the country are able to share their personal stories in a centralized location about how federal rules and regulations are making it difficult for them to operate.  Our goal must continue to be eliminating the burdensome red tape that unnecessarily stands in the way of jobs, innovation, and American competitiveness.”

The undue costs of various new federal rules and regulations have placed a tremendous burden on already-struggling businesses, often with disproportionately little benefit.  For example, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates $11 billion in annual costs for companies to comply with provisions of the Agency’s utility rule, while total benefits to society max out at $6.1 million.  Such a tradeoff defies common sense.

Businesses may join the national effort by sharing their stories at: www.americanjobcreators.com.  Those from Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District are also encouraged to contact Upton’s office directly.

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