Congressman Bob Gibbs

Representing the 7th District of Ohio

Jobs and Economic Growth

Getting America back to work is my top priority.  There are four key issues that Congress must address to improve the business climate and create jobs. 

First, we must to stop the wasteful spending coming out of Washington.  Government needs to live within its means and balance its budget just as hardworking American families do every day.

Second, we must enact common sense regulatory reforms.  The amount of red tape involved in creating and running a business is staggering.  The most important reform must be the repeal of ObamaCare, but there are hundreds of other rules and regulations created by Washington bureaucrats with little to no oversight.  This needs to stop.

Third, we must fix the tax code.  Americans need a smarter, simpler tax code that encourages job creation and incentivizes businesses to hire American workers.

And fourth, we must encourage the responsible development of American energy.  The shale formations in Ohio and throughout the country can make our nation energy independent.  Congress should ensure that energy development is done safely and responsibly.

More on Jobs and Economic Growth

January 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to give American cities and towns flexibility when complying with Environmental Protection Agency mandates, Congressman Bob Gibbs introduced the Water Quality Improvement Act today.  The bill sets into law an EPA program called Integrated Planning, which gives cities, municipalities, and local governments the ability to prioritize projects and mandates in an effort to provide clean water for its residents.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing their efforts to rein in Washington bureaucrats, the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Accountability Act on Wednesday evening. The legislation increases transparency and encourages public input during the rulemaking process while giving American businesses time to prepare for major regulations if those rules are being challenged in court.

After voting in favor of H.R. 5, Congressman Gibbs released the following statement:

September 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing his efforts to rein in out-of-control regulators, Congressman Bob Gibbs joined a bipartisan group in Congress to stop regulations costing $1 billion or more until any pending litigation is completed. With more major regulations being challenged in court, the status of those regulations, including compliance requirements for American businesses, can be left in limbo.

March 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Legislation approved this afternoon targeting the EPA’s regulatory overreach will protect thousands of American energy jobs.  The House passed the Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act, which will limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate coal power plants that utilize byproducts from coal mining.  This innovative use of leftover raw materials has prevented over 200 million tons of coal refuse from polluting the environment.  The EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and Mercury and Air Toxics Standards create an unachievable st