Jobs and the Economy

Unnecessary and burdensome regulations have hindered economic growth and job creation in America. That is why I am fighting for smarter, pro-growth policies that get government out of the way and help small businesses expand and hire new workers. In fact, I have supported overturning numerous regulations written by unelected bureaucrats who do not understand the negative consequences of the rules they wrote.

Michigan has a talented workforce and world-leading manufacturing base, and we can keep it that way by promoting opportunities in the skilled trades. I am committed to ensuring residents have the opportunity to learn career and technical skills that are vital to applying for good-paying jobs.

More on Jobs and the Economy

August 9, 2018 Press Release
“The new facility in St. Johns is contributing to a growing economy and it will bring good-paying jobs right here to mid-Michigan. It will also benefit the hardworking milk producers in our state who get up early every morning to do their work and feed millions of people. This is an outstanding decision by the Dairy Farmers of America."
July 31, 2018 Press Release
“The new law signed by President Trump today will help states and local communities prepare students for good-paying jobs that are available right now, especially in the skilled trades. With the strong national economy, there are more job openings than people looking to fill them. I have met with students at community colleges and career centers in mid and northern Michigan and I know they are working hard to fill those jobs and earn higher wages. Their teachers are also doing tremendous work and this legislation will give them more flexibility to use the funding they receive to meet the needs of our communities.”
July 25, 2018 Press Release
"Millions of people come to Michigan each summer to enjoy boating, fishing, and tourism. To meet the spike in demand some businesses need seasonal workers. In fact, some businesses have delayed expansion and only opened partially because they are unable to hire the workers they need. The amendment I supported helps businesses hire more workers to meet the demands of their customers."
July 17, 2018 Press Release
These tariffs will do tremendous damage to community newspapers in the small towns in the heartland of our country. They will create job losses, reduce the amount of news covered in our communities, and hurt local hardworking businesses that have been passed down for generations as part of the American Dream.
April 19, 2018 Editorial

Winter may never leave us in Michigan, but one thing is for sure, the old tax system is gone.

April 17 was the last day Michigan residents had to file their taxes under an old, outdated complicated tax code that had not been updated in more than 30 years.

Now Michiganders can fully enjoy the lower tax rates of 2018, keep more of their own money and plan ahead for filing next year when they will owe the federal government less money.

In fact, some benefits of tax reform are already being seen in Michigan.

March 22, 2018 Press Release
"Today’s bipartisan legislation delivers for Michigan with funding to protect the Great Lakes, increased funding for national security, support for those on the frontlines against the opioid crisis, and opportunities for Michigan communities to apply for rural broadband funding. It also has funding to care for our veterans and to find cures in the fight against cancer and Alzehmier's. Finally, this legislation increases funding for roads and bridges and does more to secure our country's borders."
March 21, 2018 Press Release
"Through my work on the Appropriations Committee, I have been working hard to make sure today’s legislation benefits the priorities of Michigan residents. Today’s bipartisan agreement delivers for our state with vital funding to protect the Great Lakes so they can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
March 7, 2018 Press Release
"I strongly encourage the Army Corps to complete its report on the Soo Locks as soon as possible. This report is already behind schedule and it should be completed before June 29. Each day of inaction on this project raises the price of building a new Soo lock, costing the taxpayers more money. It's time for the Army Corps to get its work done."
March 6, 2018 Press Release
"Tax reform continues to be a success for hardworking Michigan residents. They are keeping more of their hard earned money in each paycheck and that is always a good thing. However, the tax code can be tough to navigate so I strongly urge Secretary Mnuchin and the Treasury Department to modernize the IRS and make sure taxpayers are receiving support with their returns this year. Taxpayers can also call my office in Midland for help if they are having a problem with the IRS."
February 13, 2018 Press Release
"FRIB is a long-term investment that will help solve some of the biggest issues in medicine and scientific research. It will create good-paying jobs in mid Michigan and today's legislation will ensure that construction continues on this vital project."

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