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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

Mar 17, 2017
Press Release

Campton Hills, IL — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) announced he is now accepting applications for Summer 2017 internships in his Washington, D.C., Campton Hills and forthcoming McHenry office. The position is unpaid and will run approximately from May through August. Academic credit may be available and schedules can be flexible for those with classes or other obligations. Applicants from the 14th Congressional District are preferred. Applications are due by March 31, 2017.

Mar 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has cosponsored the Financial Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R. 1530), a bill to ensure U.S. financial regulators—such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)—adopt open, searchable and consistent data reporting standards.

Mar 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14), along with Rep. Jason Smith (MO-08), has reintroduced H.R. 1425, the Bring Small Businesses Back Tax Reform Act. The bill provides immediate tax relief and reduces administrative burdens on a class of U.S. businesses that has proven itself vitally important to American workers and the economy at large. Among other events, last summer Rep.

Mar 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to open up more opportunities for employees to share a stake in the companies they work for every day. The Encouraging Employee Ownership Act (EEOA), H.R. 1343, cuts through red tape and eases the ability of companies to offer ownership to their hardworking employees. Rep. Hultgren was joined by original cosponsors Reps. John Delaney (D-MD-06), Steve Stivers (R-OH-15), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Tom MacArthur (R-NJ-03).

Feb 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement following President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress: