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Dr. Bucshon Votes to Give Regulatory Certainty to Small Businesses and Overturn Unnecessary Obama-era Regulatory Decision

November 7, 2017
Press Release

Dr. Bucshon Votes to Give Regulatory Certainty to Small Businesses and Overturn Unnecessary Obama-era Regulatory Decision

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441):

 

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the American economy.  According to U.S. Census Bureau data, firms with fewer than 20 workers make up almost 90 percent of businesses.  I hear time and again from Hoosier small businesses about unnecessary rules and regulations coming from unelected bureaucrats in Washington that stifle their ability to grow and drive up their costs – all of which threaten their ability to keep existing jobs and create new ones. 

One of the unnecessary Washington rules that threatened jobs in Southwest Indiana is an Obama-era rule known as the Joint Employer rule.  This rule upends a decades-old, commonsense legal definition that determined when two separate businesses could be considered joint employers and both be held liable for a group of employees, and replaced it with a vague and unworkable new standard that exposes businesses to practically unlimited liability without any real control over their business partners.  This new standard would fall particularly hard on franchising and contracting businesses. 

That’s why I support the Save Local Business Act which would roll-back the Obama-era convoluted joint employer scheme, restore the commonsense definition of employer, and protect both workers and employers from future government overreach. I want to lift the regulatory burden on small businesses and allow job creators in Southwest Indiana to operate free of unnecessary government regulatory burdens that drive up cost and drive down wages and job opportunities.”


Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.
 

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