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Reps. Issa and Polis Call For Bipartisan Focus on Job Creation Ahead of "Startup Day Across America"

Press Release
Jul 27, 2017

U.S. Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jared Polis (D-CO) appeared together on CNBC's Power Lunch to call for a bipartisan focus on job creation and support for the nation's start-up businesses ahead of this year's "Startup Day Across America" - a national day founded by the two Congressmen to celebrate the ingenuity and entrepreneurship taking place in Congressional Districts all across the country.

Here's what they had to say:
REP. POLIS: Five years ago, Darrell and I had a discussion. We said a lot of our colleagues, are attorneys, they had careers in the military. And they're wonderful people, but they don't have experience in or know about the startup world of entrepreneurship.
Darrell and I are both entrepreneurs, so we said, "Why don't we create here in Congress a Startup Day Across America, where we get our colleagues to really understand the startup economy, visiting startups in their district, because truly there's new companies and new ideas in every zip code and in every district in this country."
HOST: That is fantastic. Representative Issa, since I work at CNBC I'm hoping that this means that you guys can work across the aisle on tax reform. What do you think?
REP. ISSA: … We do have a lot of common ground in what we believe is going to help get America producing way ahead of the rest of the world. You know one of the challenges is to find those things we agree on and do them, and try to stay away from those divisive issues that often divide us.

Click here to watch full appearance on CNBC.

NOTE: Startup Day Across America will take place next week on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 as members of Congress from both parties across the nation take the day to visit with new businesses in their districts and see the challenges these entrepreneurs face.


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