Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) voted for a package of bipartisan bills that will help small businesses on Main Streets across Southern Illinois have easier access to the capital they need to grow the economy and create jobs.

“As a small business owner myself, I understand that small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy,” said Rep. Bost.  “But in order to grow our economy, we must make it easier for our small businesses to expand and create jobs without excessive government red tape and regulations.  This legislation accomplishes that; plus it helps provide certainty for their future.”

The Capitol Markets Improvement Act of 2016 (H.R. 1675) will cut back on excessive Washington regulations that make it harder for small businesses on Main Street to grow and create jobs—sustaining economic growth and increasing paychecks.