Jobs and the Economy
More on Jobs and the Economy
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."
January 11, 2018 Press Release
"Many Michigan residents are living paycheck to paycheck and next month those paychecks are going to be bigger. They will have extra money in each paycheck to spend here in our communities and to provide for their families."
September 14, 2017 Press Release
Today’s legislation is a victory for important priorities in Michigan. Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will protect the Lakes against invasive species and environmental damage. The funding for agricultural research and food safety will benefit Michigan farmers and Michigan families with better crops and safer food on their tables. The legislation will also make money available for rural broadband to improve online access in our communities.
July 21, 2017 Press Release
I welcome the state's decision to ask for federal assistance to help rebuild following the severe flooding in mid Michigan last month. I have been in contact with FEMA since the flooding occurred and the agency has been very responsive, including its preliminary assessment. I hope federal, state and local officials will continue the exemplary work they have done in response to the flooding.
June 22, 2017 Press Release
Today’s legislation helps students in mid and northern Michigan pursue good-paying jobs in the skilled trades. Making sure students are learning these critical skills is vital to maintaining Michigan’s talented workforce and world-leading manufacturing base.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
The Financial Choice Act benefits everyday Americans by reining in Washington bureaucrats and freeing up money to invest in hometown projects. Wall Street banks that benefited during the Obama Administration oppose today’s bill because they enjoy advantages the status quo provides them over Michigan community banks and credit unions.
June 7, 2017 Press Release
The Soo Locks are vital to our country. We need to improve the 50-year old infrastructure and build a new lock to grow the economy and protect good-paying jobs for hardworking Michigan residents.
June 7, 2017 Press Release
This legislation will make it easier for our veterans and law enforcement officers to pursue job opportunities and continue to serve our country. As a public servant, ensuring our national security is my top priority. Customs and Border Patrol needs to hire more agents to keep our country safe and this legislation will help do that.
May 26, 2017 Editorial
In Congress, there is bipartisan support for new investment in our country’s infrastructure, but all of those projects will need the iron ore that goes through the Soo Locks and the American steel that comes from it. Funding a new Soo lock is a necessary down payment to ensure these projects happen.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
"I promised to fight this EPA regulation when I first ran to serve the people of mid and northern Michigan, and today’s decision is a victory for individual property rights and the 15,000 farmers of my district."