Jobs and the Economy

The best way to get American families and businesses moving again is to allow them to keep more of their income. To give power back to the people, Congress should support across-the-board tax cuts. These cuts should be broad-based so that Washington isn’t picking the winners and losers, and they must be permanent so businesses can actually plan and invest.

The Administration and Congress should also act to remove the regulatory barriers to energy production and should streamline the existing permitting process.  Increased domestic energy production from all sources (including oil, natural gas, oil shale, nuclear, and renewables such as hydropower) will without a doubt lower energy costs, reduce our reliance on foreign energy, and create new jobs.

The threat of increased taxes, new government regulation, and costly government mandates are a significant threat to any employer who is trying to decide whether they can afford to expand. Since taking office, the Obama Administration has had under consideration over 100 regulations that are deemed economically significant, meaning they have an impact on the economy in excess of $100 million. Many of these rules will directly impact and burden businesses of various sizes. My priority is to push back against these regulations and create a vibrant market where businesses and individuals can thrive. 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

H.R. 3459 - Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act
H.R. 3472 - Adjusting Davis-Bacon for Inflation Act
H.R. 985 - Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015
H.R. 3421 - A PLUS Act
H.R. 2331 - No Welfare for Weed Act of 2015
H.R. 612 - National Right-to-Work Act
H.R. 662 - Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2015
H.R. 287 - American Job Creation and Strategic Alliances LNG Act
H.R. 30 - Save American Workers Act of 2015

 

Congressman Doug Lamborn tours Skyline Products, a Colorado Springs sign manufacturer.

Congressman Doug Lamborn tours Skyline Products, a Colorado Springs sign manufacturer.
The company has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years.

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