Wednesday, October 19, 2011
In Case You Missed It
Yesterday, Robert held a jobs roundtable with local small business leaders in Danville to talk about the House of Representatives’ comprehensive pro-growth jobs plan that is already underway, as well as hear from our true job creators about ways to help jumpstart our economic recovery.
Below please find several news article that discuss Robert’s jobs roundtable and highlight stories from Virginia’s job creators who continue to stress the need to reduce unnecessary government regulations. Click on the links to read the full articles.
Danville Register and Bee: Hurt Talks To Danville Area Business Leaders – While President Obama’s motorcade passed through Danville on Tuesday on the way to Emporia to campaign for his jobs bill, U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt sat down with local business owners for their input on job creation at Mary’s Diner. Hurt, R-5th District, said he was disappointed the president was not stopping in Danville because he wanted him to hear from the people. Around 60 people came to the meeting and most who spoke expressed discouragement with government regulations…Hurt responded by picking up a sheet of paper with the actions the House have passed in the past year that have been stalled by the Senate. Hurt said the House passed plenty of pro-jobs legislation, but his Congressional colleagues in the Senate have done nothing with them.
Martinsville Bulletin: Regulations Criticized During Jobs Roundtable – Hurt: House Is Working On Job Creation – Several small business leaders from throughout Southside complained about burdensome governmental regulations Tuesday during a jobs roundtable hosted by 5th District U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt…Since January, job creation in the private sector has been the No. 1 priority in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, Hurt said. Part of that effort involves reducing regulations on small businesses, he indicated. His staff passed out a sheet that lists House-passed jobs bills that are awaiting action in the Senate. The sheet lists 10 House-passed bills to “empower small business owners by reducing unnecessary regulations,” five House-passed bills to “maximize domestic energy production” and one House-passed bill to “pay down America’s unsustainable debt burden.” During his rem arks, throughout the discussion and in an interview, Hurt talked about the need to reduce regulatory burdens that are stifling job creation in the private sector and the need to reduce the cost of doing business. He also mentioned the need for capital formation and the need to balance the budget by reducing spending.
WSET: Rep. Hurt Talks About Jobs Plan In Danville – Rep. Robert Hurt was in Danville with the Republican response to the president’s jobs act bus tour. President Obama was in South Boston Tuesday, but it was another Washington politician that drew a crowd in Danville. Hurt held a jobs round table with Southside business owners Tuesday morning. Hurt listened as locals described their economic woes and the trouble they’re facing with hiring and growing their businesses. But he said that while Washington feuds over the best way to create jobs, their struggles here on the Southside, haven’t been forgotten. “I worry every day about being able to pay my bills. I want to expand; I use to be bigger than I am now,” said Rick Harrell, CEO of Harrell RO Inc “We need more jobs. We need jobs here in the 5th District, in Virginia and across the country. 9.1% unemployment across the coun try is unacceptable,” said Hurt. This was all a part of Hurt’s tour of Route 40. Tuesday night, he’ll be in Chase City where he’s spending time at a Farm Bureau Meeting.