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

July 12, 2019 Press Release
“These rural development grants will help Beaverton build the infrastructure it needs to grow and I will continue to work in Congress to support funding that benefits hardworking Michigan residents. Congratulations to the leadership of Beaverton on successfully applying for this funding and securing it for their community.”
July 10, 2019 In The News
“MBS helps connect Michigan residents with destinations across the country,” Congressman John Moolenaar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee which funds federal grant programs, said in a statement. “This new funding will help the airport continue its outstanding service for the residents of mid and northern Michigan who enjoy flying out of an airport that serves our region.”
July 10, 2019 Press Release
The contest is open to all K-12 students in the Fourth District. Students can compete individually or in teams of up to four people. The winning individual or team from the Fourth District will have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol. They will also have the option to attend an event in Washington D.C. where they will showcase their app alongside other winning students from across the United States.
July 2, 2019 Press Release
"MBS helps connect Michigan residents with destinations across the country. This new funding will help the airport continue its outstanding service for the residents of mid and northern Michigan who enjoy flying out of an airport that serves our region."
June 27, 2019 In The News

"This is outstanding news for Beaverton and Gladwin County," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "This new development will create more than 200 jobs and it is a direct result of the Opportunity Zones in tax reform, which I supported in 2017. Tax reform has spurred developments including today's, as businesses across mid and northern Michigan build new facilities and create more good-paying jobs. This continues the strong economic record of the past couple of years, with unemployment at record lows, and Michigan residents keeping more of their own money, which is always a good thing."

June 26, 2019 In The News
"Congressman John Moolenaar has advocated for rural development funding as part of his work on the House Appropriations Committee."
June 13, 2019 Press Release
“This common-sense legislation will make it easier for trucking companies in Michigan and across the country to comply with the law as they move trucks across state lines to be rented or sold. I am proud to meet with so many constituents and to work on behalf of hardworking Americans.”
June 11, 2019 Press Release
“Lake State Railway has established itself as a national leader in the railroad industry. As our country’s strong economy grows, this grant will help Lake State provide more services to the residents of mid and northern Michigan. I will continue to support infrastructure funding like this, which will help Michigan businesses connect with customers across the country and around the world,” said Congressman Moolenaar.
June 5, 2019 Editorial

by Congressman John Moolenaar

This past month has been tremendous for the Great Lakes. There were developments on three different fronts: funding for constructing a new lock at the Soo Locks, funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and a new plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan through the waterways near Chicago.

On May 21st, I voted for legislation in the House Appropriations Committee that fulfilled President Donald Trump’s request for $75.3 million dollars to start building a new lock at the Soo Locks.

May 22, 2019 In The News
"This is the first time in decades that construction of a new lock has been funded in legislation. This funding is the next step in building the lock, which helps shipping on the Great Lakes and creates jobs. I know the Army Corps is already looking for people to work on this project and I will continue to fight for this funding as it moves forward in Congress.”

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