Regulatory reform was the focus of discussion during a visit from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) to the ABA office yesterday. “Every policy has a noble purpose, it’s the unintended consequences that are hurting us.” Rep. Meadows recognized that if government and regulatory agencies keep putting burdens on businesses, they will take their business and hence jobs, elsewhere. “If regulations and taxes do not make it conducive to making a profit, companies will take their businesses, and jobs, somewhere else.”
A business owner himself, Rep. Meadows spoke from his own perspective: “I know how difficult it is to make a profit,” he said. “Regulations aren’t helping us make money or be more profitable, they are halting growth and we need to stifle it.”
Rep. Meadows applauded ABA and the other groups represented at the Meet & Greet: “If no one fights, no one wins, and we cannot let the other side win,” he said.
ABA hosted Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) as part of its continuing House Freshman Meet and Greet series. Rep. Meadows discussed business and food industry issues. Topics included regulatory reform, the Affordable Care Act, Hours of Service legislation, the Paycheck Fairness Act and the 2014 elections.
Meadows currently serves on the Transportation & Infrastructure; Oversight & Government Reform and Foreign Affairs Committees in the United States House of Representatives.
Attendees at the meet and greet included representatives from Pepperidge Farm/Campbell Soup, National Council of Chain Restaurants, the National Fisheries Institute and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.