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This is not about politics. This is about keeping ALL American companies competitive in the global marketplace. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association support reauthorization and collectively represent thousands of companies that create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans. Reauthorization ensures U.S. exporters have a seat at the table and are able to compete fairly in growing markets throughout the world.
In keeping with our pledge to Grow America’s Economy Instead of Washington’s Economy, I want to take a moment to draw your attention to what the House of Representatives has accomplished in just the month of January.
This evening, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This spending bill contains a number of important measures that fulfill the people’s priorities, including protecting jobs, stopping wasteful spending, reining in government overreach, and funding our national security.
The House passed a bill earlier this evening to address steep hikes in flood insurance rates facing many Mississippi homeowners and businesses. Superstorm Sandy and last year’s flooding out west were brutal reminders of what Hurricane Katrina did to Mississippi in 2005. These tragedies demonstrate the need for a strong flood insurance program to help innocent victims of natural disasters across the country.
The bipartisan “JOBS Act” cleared its first legislative hurdle today when House lawmakers passed the six-bill package that aims to spur job growth and jumpstart the economy. Getting Americans back to work by promoting jobs and facilitating small business capital has been a constant theme of the Republican-led House. The Small Business Administration reports that over 60 percent of new jobs in America are generated by small businesses. This is why Congress must break down the burdensome barriers job creators face from excessive federal regulations.
House lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan legislative package this week designed to spur job growth and jumpstart the economy. The six-bill “JOBS Act” contains proposals with broad support from Congress, the White House and small business owners nationwide. Incentivizing America’s small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs is a key ingredient for job creation. Accordingly, these reforms target job creators in an attempt to increase capital and boost the economy.
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson, Gene Taylor, Travis Childers and Gregg Harper have signed a letter that requests SEC Chairman Mary Shapiro consider taking immediate action to compensate the thousands of U.S. citizens from 46 states—including Mississippi—who lost money in the Stanford Financial Group Ponzi scheme. In total, the letter was signed by seven Senators and 34 House members.