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

October 5, 2018 Press Release
"The economy is strong, with more jobs and higher wages. I have seen firsthand as local businesses are building new facilities and putting out 'Help Wanted' signs to hire more workers for good-paying jobs. I voted to let Michigan families and small businesses keep more of their own money and we are seeing good economic signs in mid and northern Michigan."
September 28, 2018 Press Release
"Direct flights to Lansing support jobs and the economy here in mid Michigan, with millions of dollars in economic activity. There was terrific support in the community for extending this service and this new extension from the FAA will give residents more flexibility if they want to visit our nation's capital."
September 13, 2018 In The News

"Today's legislation makes it crystal clear: President Trump, Republicans and Democrats support a new lock in the Soo," said U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, who has been pushing for authorization of the project and is likely to be a key member to secure funding as the state's only member of the Appropriations Committee. "After 50 years of harsh winters and extraordinary maintenance, we need to build a second lock to be ready in case the one lock we have fails."

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."
August 2, 2018 In The News

Moolenaar toured the Cadillac Fabrication facility to see the products they make and talk to their staff about their concerns and opinions.

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.
July 10, 2018 In The News

Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, visited Falmouth Monday to take a tour of one of the most successful businesses in Northern Michigan.

July 9, 2018 In The News

Lake State Railway was recognized by Congressman John Moolenaar as Best Short Line Railroad in the Country.

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