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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

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.

May 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has received the American Conservative Union Foundation’s (ACUF) 2016 Award for Conservative Achievement for his 2016 and lifetime voting records. The ACUF has rated Members of Congress and their commitment to conservative values for more than 46 years, by examining their voting records and to what extent they align with the values held by the ACUF. Congressman Hultgren received a score of 88 percent in 2016 and holds a lifetime average of 85.25 percent.

May 26, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced applications are now being accepted for STEM Scholars, a 14th Congressional District youth leadership program encouraging highly-motivated and energetic high school students to become ambassadors in their communities for the possibilities provided by science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Watch the video below for more information:

Apr 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today applauded House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) alternative to the failed Dodd-Frank Act, the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act.