Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Statement on House Passage of Latest Jobs Bill

Dec 2, 2011
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Chief Deputy Majority Whip Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3010, the Regulatory Accountability Act, the twenty-fifth House-passed jobs bill sitting in the U.S. Senate.

“Small businesses are the engines of our economy, yet Washington continues to burden them with excessive regulations that only make it harder to survive, let alone grow. The Regulatory Accountability Act, would enact stronger transparency, accountability, and cost-benefit requirements for new Washington regulations – the latest in a series of steps to help get Washington off the backs of job creators. House Republicans have now passed twenty-five bills just sitting in the Senate, all of which would remove barriers to job creation and grow this economy. It’s long past time for Senate Democrats to stop blocking these jobs bills. Just imagine how dynamic our economy could be if all twenty-five became law.”

What Local Job Creators Are Saying About the Regulatory Accountability Act:

Chicago White Metal President and CEO Eric Treiber

“Chicago White Metal supports the responsible development of regulations that are intended to apply to American businesses, and specifically American manufacturing. We believe that the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011 (H.R. 3010), will help insure that burdensome and onerous regulations are not unnecessarily imposed on the business community.”

Domtar Vice President of Government Relations Thomas Howard

“As a major North American forest products manufacturer, we recognize our federal government’s responsibility to promulgate appropriate regulations to protect our society.  A stable and predictable regulatory environment is needed to provide that capital investment is made consistently and efficiently. As we engage in spending planning, we need to do so in a coordinated and complementary manner. H.R. 3010 is an important step in meeting this goal.”

Boise Inc. Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Virginia Aulin

“This legislation will help give businesses the certainty it needs to provide economic growth by enhancing the regulatory process. An important objective of this legislation would be to expand public participation before regulations even are proposed," Ms. Aulin stated.