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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

Sep 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) welcomes the United Kingdom’s pledge today of $88M for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), hosted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. This international project, at its peak creating nearly 2,000 jobs in Illinois, will be the largest experiment in the United States to study subatomic particles known as neutrinos.

Aug 22, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has cosponsored several major bills that are designed to free up community banks and credit unions in Illinois from burdensome and costly regulations so that they can better serve their local communities.

Aug 21, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today hailed the decision by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue a Disaster Declaration for Boone, Lake and McHenry counties, and adjacent counties in Wisconsin, which will allow residents and businesses in the region severely impacted by flash floods and flooding on July 11 to apply for low-interest SBA disaster loans.

Jun 22, 2017
In The News

In honor of World Refugee Day, Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, visited the Yorkville food production facility of Newly Weds Foods on June 19 to meet with several of the company’s employees who have come to the United States as refugees through World Relief DuPage/Aurora (WRDA), a refugee resettlement agency.

Jun 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has cosponsored two bills to help more Americans, including from low-income backgrounds, enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills they need to compete for good-paying, in-demand jobs in industries critical to the nation’s economy. Members of Congressman Hultgren’s Higher Education Advisory Committee (HEAC), whose community colleges service the 14th District, have stressed the importance of these programs to student success.