(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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  (Mr. ROTHFUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, the solution to our economic challenges is 
one simple word: growth. Unfortunately, the only place really growing 
in our country today is Washington, D.C.
  As I travel my district, workers, job seekers, and small business 
owners tell me they're concerned about jobs and economic security.
  Washington must unleash their economic potential by spending less, 
taxing less, and regulating less. Washington has to stop growing so the 
rest of the country can start to grow.
  Small business owners this year spent upwards of 2 billion hours 
trying to comply with our Tax Code. Simplifying the Tax Code will help 
them save time and money that they can then put towards growing their 
businesses, hiring new employees and raising wages.
  Washington must also streamline regulations that are strangling 
growth. The REINS Act would require that any regulation with an annual 
impact of $100 million or more be subject to a vote of this House.
  With the right tax and regulatory policies, America's economy can 
thrive again.