Friday, September 19, 2014

Griffin Votes for Comprehensive Jobs Solution for America

 Rep Griffin Says, ‘This bill is a fresh approach to grow our economy organically from the ground up, providing more opportunities for Arkansans and Americans’

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed the Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4):

“It’s clear that top-down Washington policies have failed to spur the economic growth America needs to lower unemployment and reduce our staggering debt. This comprehensive package reduces and streamlines onerous federal regulations that strangle our nation’s job creators, simplifies our tax code to provide certainty to small businesses, encourages investment to enhance our nation’s global competitiveness and promotes innovation to help grow jobs. This bill is a fresh approach to grow our economy organically from the ground up, providing more opportunities for Arkansans and Americans across the nation to find jobs and take home more of their hard-earned paychecks.”

H.R.4, which passed the House by a vote of 253-163, consists of the text of 15 House-passed bills that will make various changes to federal law to improve the conditions necessary for economic growth and job creation. The bill is divided into five parts. Each division contains the House-passed bills within the respective Committee’s jurisdiction. The bill includes:
, equips Congress and the public with tools to determine the true costs of regulations


  • H.R. 2804, the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency (ALERRT) Act


  • , promotes jobs, better wages, and economic growth through regulatory reform;


  • H.R. 367, Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, of which Rep. Griffin is an original cosponsor, ensures that Congress votes on all new major rules before they can be enforced;




  • H.R. 1105, the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act


  • , prevents Dodd-Frank Act regulations from diverting capital from small- and medium-sized businesses;


  • H.R. 2274, the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act, streamlines regulatory requirements to help facilitate capital formation to grow small- and medium-sized businesses;




  • Hire More Heroes Act, which Rep. Griffin cosponsors, incentivizes businesses to hire veterans by excluding them from Obamacare’s employer mandate threshold




  • H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, will put Americans back to work by promoting responsible timber production;




  • H.R. 761, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act, allows the U.S. to develop resources that are critical to our economic competitiveness;




  • H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act


  • , which Rep. Griffin cosponsors, protects internet access for all Americans and fosters growth in the digital economy;


  • H.R. 4438, the American Research and Competitiveness Act, which Rep. Griffin cosponsors, makes the R&D Tax Credit permanent, paving the way for increased innovation and investment in the U.S.;




  • H.R. 4457, the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act, which Rep. Griffin cosponsors, makes section 179 expensing permanent ensuring that our small businesses have the certainty they need to grow their businesses and create jobs;




  • H.R. 4453, the S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act, provides the necessary flexibility for S corporations to access capital and make new investments; and




  • H.R. 4718,Amending the Internal Revenue code of 1986


  • , of which Rep. Griffin is an original cosponsor, makes bonus depreciation permanent in order to lower the cost of capital for businesses. In addition, Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02), is a member of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), and issued the following statement after the House passed the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act (H.R. 2), which is a compilation of fourteen bills previously passed by the House during the 113th Congress:

    “While prices for groceries, school supplies, gas and other goods keep increasing for Americans, the Obama Administration continues to block production of America’s energy resources. Arkansas is a leader in hydraulic fracturing innovation and natural gas production, and today’s commonsense energy plan will enhance our ability to complete important infrastructure projects, expedite natural gas exports that will support thousands of jobs in our state and remove government barriers to safely increase our nation’s domestic energy production. I urge the Senate to pass this important bill that lowers energy prices to help hardworking Americans save more of their paychecks and helps put folks back to work.”

    Sixty-two percent of Americans say the cost of basic household items like gas and groceries has strained their finances this year more than last year. According to reports, exporting natural gas will create 18,285 jobs by 2035 in Arkansas.

    H.R. 2, which passed the House by a vote of 226–191, removes federal government obstacles to the production of more domestic energy, ensures transport of that energy reliably to businesses, consumers and other end users, lowers the cost of energy to consumers and enables manufacturers and other businesses to access domestically produced energy affordably and reliably in order to create and sustain more secure and well-paying American jobs.

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