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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

Jul 10, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court of the United States:

Jul 5, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is pleased to announce that NeighborWorks America, an esteemed affordable housing and community development organization, has awarded $390,000 in grants to its member organizations that serve the 14th District of Illinois. According to NeighborWorks, “This FY2018 grant funding will support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods and create jobs.”

Jun 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today voted for legislation that would have provided legal status for DACA recipients, protected families from separation while undergoing their process for asylum, provided confidence in the security of our border and made changes to our legal immigration system to ensure we have an adequate skilled workforce in the national interest. Rep. Hultgren also supported stand-alone legislation, H.R. 6173 and H.R. 6183, to address issues related to family separation at the border.

He released the following statement:

Jun 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC — The U.S. House today passed H.R. 5907, the NIMBLE Act, without opposition. The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14), allows National Laboratories to more easily work with outside researchers by removing red tape in the Department of Energy approval process.

May 31, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released the following statement in reaction to the Trump Administration’s decision to move forward to impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico: