RECOGNIZING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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    RECOGNIZING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF 
                          INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

  (Mr. TIPTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, in a June survey on business optimism, 
respondents cite regulations and red tape as one of their top concerns.
  I can speak from experience from my own small business. When 
government imposes new red tape, it takes away precious resources that 
are needed for small businesses to create and expand jobs.
  Under this administration, regulations have steadily increased. 
According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an annual cost of 
$1.8 trillion is inflicted on small businesses as a part of the Federal 
Regulatory Code that has now reached 174,000 pages.
  Since coming to Washington, my priority has been to stand up for 
small businesses and improve the economic climate so employers and 
entrepreneurs can succeed and create jobs.
  Throughout this fight to remove hurdles to job creation, the National 
Federation of Independent Business has been a steady ally, providing a 
voice to it's more than 350,000-member small businesses, and advocating 
for issues that would enable small businesses to succeed and create 
jobs.
  This month marks the 70th anniversary of NFIB, and I'd like to 
congratulate the organization for its decades of service to small 
businesses.

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