Spencer Weitman, a private-sector job creator from Alabama, took a moment today to discuss the impact of excessive federal regulations on his business, National Cement. As Mr. Weitman explains, regulatory obstacles created by Washington have forced National Cement to put a $350 million construction project on hold. Watch him here:
Speaker Boehner invited Mr. Weitman and a dozen other private-sector job creators to attend tonight’s address by President Obama. Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL), along with GOP Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), recruited them as part of Republicans’ effort to reach out to American employers being hampered by excessive Washington regulations.
The red tape facing Mr. Weitman and National Cement is on the list of “Top 10 Job-Destroying Regulations” identified in a memo from Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) last month memo outlining the House legislative agenda for the remainder of the year. Read the memo here and learn more about the Republican plan for removing government barriers to private-sector job growth at Jobs.GOP.Gov.