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

March 16, 2021 Press Release
“Small businesses have been hurt by the pandemic and state enforced closures, and while the best way for them to recover is for the state to allow them to fully reopen, I know many of them are still hurting and need help,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “The Paycheck Protection Program helped thousands of Michigan small businesses last year and there is still funding left over to help those who need additional relief. State officials have created continued uncertainty with restrictions, and last month 120,000 residents gave up looking for work. I hope Michigan small business owners will make the most of this difficult situation and access funding that will help them and their workers stay in business until they're allowed to fully reopen."
March 10, 2021 Press Release
“Nearly all of this legislation passed by the Democrats is a pork barrel list of priorities that is unrelated to the pandemic,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “Ninety-five percent of the money that is in this bill for schools will not even be used this year. So Democrats are taking the money from taxpayers now and not even giving it to schools until years later. Republicans have repeatedly proposed legislation requiring schools to re-open immediately, but Democrats have rejected it despite clear evidence school closures are hurting students, with an increased risk of suicide and a decline in academic performance.
February 26, 2021 Page

The bipartisan BOOST Act would allow eligible rural homeowners and primary lessess to claim a refundable consumer tax credit of up to $300 after purchasing a signal booster or hotspot to improve a slow internet connection.

February 26, 2021 Press Release
“Last year, I voted for bipartisan COVID relief packages that brought much needed relief to Michigan families, health care professionals, schools, and small businesses. A lot of this funding is still available and the Biden Administration is not being honest when it says it needs tonight's bill to re-open schools. There is still $59 billion in approved school aid that has not been spent and scientific research shows it's safe to re-open classrooms and let every American student have the opportunity for in-person learning. “Democrats should join Republicans in getting students back in the classroom, making vaccines available to everyone who wants one, and letting small businesses safely and fully re-open. Unfortunately, tonight they decided to pass a bill that will spend billions to bailout state governments while putting more burdens on small businesses that have been devastated by the pandemic and state-imposed restrictions. Today’s bill is not COVID relief. It is a repeat of the failed Obama-Biden spending policies that led to the slowest economic recovery in American history."
January 14, 2021 Press Release
“Michigan small businesses have been crushed by state-imposed restrictions and now Joe Biden’s plan is to saddle them with a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage requirement that will make it harder for them to create jobs and hire workers. It’s time to allow all Michigan small businesses to safely re-open, innovate, and grow, without more onerous regulations coming from the federal government.”
December 28, 2020 Press Release
"After months of denying relief for small businesses, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats rushed a bill to the floor and instead of only helping the Americans who need it most, they handed out money to wealthy families," said Moolenaar. “Americans want jobs, and they want their states to trust them, by letting them safely re-open their businesses and serve their customers. State-imposed restrictions supported by Democrats are bankrupting small businesses, harming students, and creating a spike in substance abuse. With new doses of vaccines arriving every day, states should end their restrictions so Americans can provide for their families and kids can go back to school.”
December 28, 2020 Press Release
“The brave men and women of our military do incredible work each day to defend our nation. This legislation will give them and their families a raise, protect our country from threats, help prevent cyberattacks, and deter aggressive actions from Iran, North Korea, Russia and China,” said Moolenaar.”
December 21, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation will help re-open the economy, support small businesses hurt by state-enforced closures, and give $2,400 in direct relief to a family of four,” said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted for the legislation. “I also worked across the aisle and made sure this bill takes care of important priorities for Michigan including funding for the construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks, and funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to protect our Lakes for future generations.”
December 3, 2020 Press Release
"While state shutdowns hurt locally-owned restaurants and their employees, House Democrats are wasting precious time instead of immediately re-opening the Paycheck Protection Program and helping Michigan families," said Congressman Moolenaar.
December 2, 2020 Press Release
“Speaker Pelosi is watching ‘Tiger King,’ while Michigan families need help paying their bills and small businesses face permanent closure,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “There is $138 billion in the Paycheck Protection Program that has already been approved by Congress, but Speaker Pelosi is blocking a vote that would re-open the program and let small businesses receive immediate relief. Let’s vote on that bill and start getting help to those who need it most without the pork the Democrats want.”

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