Congressman Gibbs Joins Speaker Boehner and Republican Leaders to discuss the GOP Jobs Plan and HR 872

July 8, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) joined House Republicans to hold a press conference to address the monthly jobs report and House-passed jobs bills that have been waiting for action from the Senate Democrats. His bill, HR 872, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011, is a part of the GOP Jobs plan to get America back to work.


“Morning.  One of those bills the Senate’s holding up for job-creation on the regulatory side is HR 872, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011.  It fixes a bad court decision. 

“Without 872, businesses and municipalities will be crippled by unnecessary red tape and higher costs that provide no additional health or environmental benefits.

“These higher costs equal less jobs!

“Additionally, the EPA will be overwhelmed with redundant and duplicative permit applications from hundreds of thousands of farmers, public health officials, and even everyday citizens. 

“With an unemployment rate at 9.2% and apparently still going up, we cannot afford to make an already slow permitting process that stifles economic growth and job creation even slower.

"We are sent here to do the people's work, and our plan to restore jobs will restore confidence in our private sector to grow our economy and create those jobs.

"As a freshman Congressman, it's been extremely frustrating to me that we have a plan for jobs and we pass job-creating bills, we passed HR 872, we passed a budget and we’ve got more in the pipeline to send over to the Senate, and the Senate has failed to Act.

“The Senate needs to do its work and restore that confidence so the private sector will make those investments to get the economy going and get people back to work.  Thank you.”