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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Economy and Jobs

I believe there is no reason Americans cannot enjoy a robust and expanding economy in the 21st century. To do this we must create the conditions conducive for economic growth – cut taxes, reduce government spending, eliminate costly and burdensome regulations and foster an economic climate of certainty that instills businesses with the confidence to invest and create jobs.

We know from experience that massive federal spending packages do not work. They cannot harness the ingenuity and creativity of the American worker. They merely serve as stopgap measures and saddle us and our children and grandchildren with an ever-growing burden of debt and act as a drag on the economy. Excessive government spending does not create sustainable good-paying jobs. The bulk of job creation comes from small businesses grown in our communities and cities.  

That is why I support cutting taxes for working Americans and the businesses that hire them. Lower taxes mean more money for businesses to expand and create jobs. Lower taxes result in more money in the pockets of Americans to spend as they see fit. Learn more about my stance on tax reform here.

I support reducing the regulatory burden on businesses.Senseless regulations are costly.The more money businesses must spend to comply with government mandates, the less they have to reinvest and hire workers. We need to restore commonsense regulations back into the workplace. 

I favor gaining control of and reducing federal spending. American families have to live within their means. The federal government should as well.

We are on our way to establishing a sensible federal budget that cuts  federal spending, and will lead to lowers taxes so that the economy will once again grow and create jobs.

  • Voted for H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act that removes roadblocks for workers to access job training immediately, eliminates ineffective programs and creates a single source of support for workers, employers and job seekers and empowers state governors to consolidate state-level training programs to eliminate waste and improve support for workers.

More on Economy and Jobs

Apr 15, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has co-sponsored H.R. 4213, the Funeral Rule Improvement Act of 2014, which brings commercial funeral services sellers like cemeteries, internet sellers and retail stores under the same price transparency regulations as family funeral homes.

Apr 10, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) this week supported passage of the Path to Prosperity budget proposal (H.Con.Res. 96), a non-binding framework that will guide the House in its work for the next year.

Apr 3, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today supported passage of H.R. 2575, the Save American Workers Act, a bill that would restore the traditional 40-hour definition of “full-time employment” for the purposes of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate. The ACA’s 30-hour rule disrupts the traditional work week and forces employers to cut hours to mitigate the effects of the mandated cost increases, putting 2.6 million workers at risk for losing hours, according to the Hoover Institution.

Mar 19, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented Rep. Randy Hultgren of Illinois with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the first session of the 113th Congress.

Mar 13, 2014
In The News

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is taking aim at the federal health care legislation’s definition of full-time work.

A voice vote at the Chamber’s Legislative Committee lunch Monday unanimously approved the Save American Workers Act legislation that would change the definition of full-time work from 30 to 40 hours per week for the purposes of forcing employers to either provide insurance for employees or pay a fine.

Mar 6, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has co-sponsored H.R. 3086, the “Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act,” a bill that would permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, preventing state and local governments from taxing internet services.

Feb 25, 2014
In The News

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is going to be part of a $320 million digital manufacturing lab that President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

Obama, speaking at the White House, described a first-of-its-kind manufacturing hub that could transform American manufacturing through collaboration among industry, academic and governmental leaders, according to a Northern Illinois University news release. Being part of that partnership puts NIU on a national stage, said Promod Vohra, dean of NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.

Feb 11, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today voted not to raise the nation’s debt ceiling above $17.2 trillion.

Jan 28, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released the following statement on the President’s State of the Union address:

Jan 15, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) voted with the House (359-67) to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, an omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government through September 2014.