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 31, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Moolenaar's statement of support for new flight connecting Capital Region International Airport and Reagan Washington National Airport.
March 23, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Moolenaar congratulates Bates Footwear of Big Rapids for winning a five-year contract to manufacture boots for U.S. Marines.
March 15, 2016 Press Release
The conservative budget released today moves our country toward a sustainable fiscal future. The budget balances, keeps the promises that have been made to our seniors and improves our national security. It reduces spending in Washington and leaves more money where it belongs – in the pockets of hardworking Americans.
February 19, 2016 In The News
Excerpt: On Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar and U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek were in the Cadillac area touring the local trail system as well as to find out about how they could possibly help ensure the area continues to thrive as a snowmobiler destination.
February 9, 2016 Press Release
Today, President Obama released his budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year which runs from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland), strongly opposes the president's budget.
January 20, 2016 In The News

Excerpt: Moolenaar toured manufacturing training classrooms at MCC’s Greenville facility, with amenities such as a motor control room that teaches basics to journeymen, hydraulic trainers, desktop CNC mills, motors, welding, computer classrooms (where the student assignment is to wire the entire room) and a new photography classroom where students can learn about photos, video and marketing...

December 18, 2015 Press Release
The legislation provides $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to protect the Lakes and the $7 billion economy they support. In recognition of the EPA’s overreach with the Waters of the U.S. rule and other burdensome regulations, this bill cuts EPA spending by $452 million. It also makes changes to the visa waiver program and requires visitors to America who have traveled to terrorism hotspots to undergo rigorous background checks before entering the country.
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "The legislation permanently extends the research and development tax credit that leading Michigan companies use to make innovative new products that are sold around the world. This will reduce the tax burden for Michigan businesses and create more jobs for Michigan residents.”
December 3, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: “The United States is the leading producer of oil and natural gas and today’s legislation continues that progress. The bill passed today protects our electric grid from terrorism, cyberattacks, and weather events that could cause prolonged power outages. These reforms will benefit Michigan residents by helping to keep energy prices low for years to come.”
November 23, 2015 In The News

Excerpt: Local farmers had a chance to share their thoughts with the Congressman for Michigan’s 4th District on Friday. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, toured Andersen Brothers, a centennial farm in rural Blanchard, and met with constituents to discuss agricultural issues, such as food labeling and environmental standards, as well as concerns about ISIS and refugees.

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