Easing the squeeze

Pressures from a struggling economy and over-regulated federal government are growing increasingly tight for millions of Americans. This week, House Republicans visited their local communities and discussed how to ease the squeeze on the middle class. Representatives visited alternative energy sources, discussed how to improve environmental regulations, and met with small business owners across the nation to hear their concerns and ideas. Below are some photos of the people they met and the places they visited.

Beutler-EPA impacts
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Woodland community members talked about how EPA regulations are impacting local small businesses. Bills like H.R. 1582, passed by House Republicans, require the EPA to take into consideration the impact and cost of regulations that adversely affect the economy.

Reichert-Wind Farm
Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) toured Invenergy Wind Farm in Vantage, WA. America is abundant with natural resources, and House Republicans are actively pursuing alternative solutions, like wind energy. These opportunities will directly impact Americans, providing lower energy costs and creating jobs across energy sectors.

Flores History
In Mart, Texas, Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), congratulates the Read family of Read’s Food Store on their Texas Treasure Business Award from the Texas State Historical Commission. Small businesses, like Read’s Food Store, are at the foundation of great American communities. House Republicans are dedicated to recruiting new industries and helping existing businesses expand.

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) met with the Mobile Chamber of Commerce Oil and Gas Task force to discuss the future of energy in Alabama. Increasing Energy Costs are squeezing the middle class in a stagnant economy. House Republicans understand that improving and expanding energy opportunities in America is essential to easing middle class costs.

Johnson FEMA
Many businesses and homeowners in Eastern Ohio are feeling the squeeze from the new FEMA flood plain maps, and are watching their insurance premiums rise. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) met with community leaders to discuss solutions and improvements to FEMA that will ease the squeeze on their communities and businesses.

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