From Congressman Bobby Schilling’s (IL-17) office…
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today announced that Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL) will join the House Small Business Committee in the 112th Congress. Congressman Schilling will be the 15th Republican Member on the Committee.
“As a small business owner, Congressman Schilling knows how government policies can help or harm job creation and entrepreneurship,” said Chairman Graves. “His commitment to creating jobs and helping other small companies thrive will make him a forceful advocate in Washington for small business owners and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Schilling and his family own and operate Saint Giuseppe’s Heavenly Pizzeria in Moline, Illinois. His experience as a small business owner shapes his understanding of government and its purpose. Members of the House Small Business Committee will play an integral role in shaping key policies that will help encourage new hiring and promote entrepreneurship in America.
Upon being named to the Committee, Rep. Schilling stated, “I understand first-hand how economic and regulatory uncertainty, high energy costs, rising taxes, and burdensome requirements from both our state government and from Washington stifle the creation of an environment of economic success and the ability to create jobs. Government does not create long-term jobs; government creates an environment that encourages job creation by the private sector.
“My top priority is creating an environment that promotes job creation. With this new seat on the Small Business Committee and in serving as co-chair of the Small Business Caucus, I will continue to focus on ensuring that government policies and the private sector work together to put Americans back to work.”
Rep. Schilling represents Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, a position he has held since being sworn in on January 5th, 2011.