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

September 9, 2021 Press Release
“Michigan small businesses have overcome tough challenges brought on by government restrictions and the pandemic, while continuing to support good-paying jobs and our local communities,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “This resolution recognizes the hard work of small businesses and celebrates their contributions to America. I encourage residents to support their favorite small businesses next week in honor of Small Business Week."
August 10, 2021 Press Release
“Today’s grant can be used to help prevent future flooding and play an important role in protecting our communities,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. "The funding is part of more than $100 million in federal support I have helped secure for rebuilding homes, businesses, and infrastructure damaged by last year’s flooding. There is more work to do and I will continue to work with local, state, and federal leaders to help our region recover.”
August 3, 2021 Editorial
On July 22-24, I visited our nation's southern border in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to meet with law enforcement officials there and see firsthand what is happening on the border. The sad truth is the Biden Administration’s policies are not working, and there is a crisis currently occurring as thousands of immigrants illegally cross the border each day. The whole situation is unsustainable and threatens our nation’s public safety, while also being unfair to hardworking people who legally come to the United States.
July 21, 2021 Press Release
“The Delphi Salaried Pension Plan was unfairly terminated. This unfair action devastated the long-term financial security of the almost 22,000 salaried employees at Delphi whose benefits were significantly reduced. These employees deserve the benefits they have earned,” wrote Congressman Moolenaar and the other members Congress. “Please know that we stand ready to work with you to ensure the Delphi retirees, and all American workers can be secure in the benefits they have earned."
July 15, 2021 Press Release
“The Biden Administration is now admitting there will be ‘rapid inflation’ in the economy for many months to come and that means Michigan residents will have to pay more for food, gas, and other products. These rising costs are hurting family budgets and those who live on fixed incomes every day,” said Congressman John Moolenaar.
July 2, 2021 Press Release
“This weekend President Biden will be one of the many visitors northern Michigan welcomes every summer and he will likely see ‘Help Wanted’ signs in small businesses across the region. If he wants to say the economy is back on track, then ending the extra money for unemployment should be an easy call, especially as available jobs go unfilled across the state,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “I hope President Biden will tell Governor Whitmer to end the extra money for unemployment so Michigan small businesses can find the workers they need during this busy summer season.”
July 1, 2021 Editorial
In the spirit of unity as our nation celebrates Independence Day, I wanted to share with you some of the bipartisan legislation that I have supported recently to make our community and our country a better place.
July 1, 2021 Press Release
“The USMCA helps Michigan workers and farmers by leveling the playing field in manufacturing and agriculture and it will help Michigan farmers and companies sell more Michigan-made goods in new markets,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “I have been a strong supporter of the USMCA because it benefits Michigan and I will continue working to make sure our partners in Canada and Mexico meets the obligations of the agreement.”
June 14, 2021 Press Release
"These grants will help MBS and Capital Airport serve Michigan residents and welcome visitors during the busy summer travel season in our state,” said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted for the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act when it passed the House of Representatives last year.
June 10, 2021 Press Release
"In a few short months, President Biden and the Democrats have already spent trillions of dollars and now the bill is coming due for Michigan residents who have to pay rising costs for groceries, gas, building materials, and other products. This is especially difficult for seniors and families. I will be working to stop President Biden's six trillion dollar budget and other partisan spending proposals from Democrats that would lead to more inflation."