I got this from Eric Cantor R. of Virginia. While this is his propaganda I like what I see, especially the 3rd piece of legislation which shifts visa towards more qualified immigrants. We should have done this years ago. It is a no brainer. When people talk about immigration, they act as if immigration is an undivided lump, either all good or all bad. Keeping questions of overpopulation, and assimilation aside, the reality is that immigrants are some of the most distructive and the most productive people that we have. Some of the worst neighborhoods that we have are full of immigrants, and a real drain on society, and some of our best Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are also immigrants. Why not make sure that we select for the good ones and not the bad ones? We have the power to choose, why not do so? Canada has been doing so for years and reaping the benefits.
This week, the House passed four more common sense jobs bills with my support that will help remove the regulatory burden on businesses so that they can once again begin to grow and create jobs. Time and time again, I’ve heard from small businesses throughout Virginia and the 7th District who have stopped investing and hiring because of the growing regulatory costs from Washington.
That’s one reason I believe these four bipartisan bills are so critical – we have to remove the unnecessary red tape that is stopping job growth and investment. We must focus on fostering an environment where job creators can succeed by investing and growing their companies.
Here’s a brief overview of the four jobs bills that we passed this week:
- The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) prevents the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from allowing labor bosses to hold “ambush” elections on job creating businesses and their employees
- Two bills, the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 3010) and the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (H.R. 527), would require federal agencies to reduce the costs new regulations impose on businesses and would also force agencies to do a cost/benefit analysis of such regulations on small businesses.
- The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 3012) would base visas for highly skilled workers on merit rather than on what country they’re from, helping businesses expand and grow so they can create more American jobs.
It’s clear that burdensome regulations coming out of Washington have stifled economic growth and been an impediment to small business job creation for far too long. Accordingly, the House has now passed over 20 job-creating bills that await action in the Senate. To track the progress of these latest four bills, along with other measures from the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators, please visit http://majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/.
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