SPRINGFIELD, Aug. 20, 2013—NFIB/Illinois today was joined by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and members of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association for a Sensible Regulations event today aimed at shining a light on the regulatory tidal wave coming out of Washington.
Congressman Davis met with NFIB members in Springfield this morning to hear about the negative effects that burdensome federal regulations have on small businesses still recovering from the recession.
“My parents were small business owners, and they taught me from a young age how the decisions made in Washington and Springfield can affect the way they run their business,” Davis said.
“I know that regulations are having a smothering effect on small business growth across Illinois, which is why I proudly sponsored the REINS [Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny] Act in Washington,” he said.
“This commonsense piece of legislation asks the regulators and Congress to slow down and consider all the consequences of a new rule prior to letting it take effect,” said Davis. “The REINS Act is a small step in restoring some sanity to federal government to show that we want to work with the business community and not against it.”
Kim Clarke Maisch, state director of NFIB/Illinois, said, “To create desperately needed jobs, the administration has to begin to understand the damage they are doing by stifling growth. With Illinois’ unemployment around 9 percent and families struggling to stay afloat, our economy doesn’t need more costly federal regulations that will further stall economic recovery. Business owners cannot be expected to plan for future expansion under the uncertainly of what new costs the federal government will impose next.”
Dennis Bringuet, an NFIB member and owner of Ace Sign Co. in Springfield, hosted the event. “I’m thankful to Congressman Davis for listening to our group’s mutual concerns about regulations. Too much of my day is occupied by compliance related work and it’s becoming very difficult for businesses to survive. Now is the time to take a hard look at the regulatory process and put some common sense back into the process.”
For more information, visit www.sensibleregulations.org