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

November 19, 2015 In The News

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Chief Steve Pego was among the Native Americans voicing support of the act, which aims to restore self-governance to tribes and to stop the National Labor Relations Board from “further hindering business owners and entrepreneurs with more regulations and costs, Moolenaar said.

November 6, 2015 Press Release
Today, the Obama Administration rejected a project that would have supported good-paying jobs for hardworking Americans. Republicans and Democrats from across the country supported the Keystone XL Pipeline because it would have improved our nation's energy independence without raising taxes or adding to our debt. Today's announcement is a disappointment and it could result in higher energy prices in the future
October 29, 2015 In The News

“Today’s business leaders are thirsty for a technology infrastructure that allows them to be competitive in a global marketplace,” Moolenaar said. “AT&T’s collaboration with federal, state and local leaders helps ensure companies can be productive on day one of their operations — giving any community ready to make that happen a leg up with site selectors and CEOs. It’s a pleasure to see this happening right here in Saginaw County.”

October 13, 2015 Editorial
In Michigan, we see rising costs in our grocery bills, health care and, for those with young children, the cost of child care. However, while the cost of child care is increasing, the amount of this tax benefit remains the same. So, in an email to my office, this constituent suggested that our tax code should be updated to allow the tax-free benefit to increase with the rate of inflation. Now his idea is a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
July 9, 2015 Press Release
Congress has oversight of the EPA and has heard from environmental experts and farmers that the water rule is confusing. The unintended consequences of this rule could be very costly to local communities in Michigan. I look forward to working with Administrator McCarthy on making sure Michigan farmers, businesses and towns will be able to operate without interference from the EPA.
June 29, 2015 Press Release
Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of all Americans who are frustrated with the EPA and its overzealous pursuit of expansive rules that exceed its authority. The EPA has been trying to implement regulations that would dramatically increase the price of electricity for families and ratepayers throughout Michigan. Thankfully, the Supreme Court ruled for the American people.
June 17, 2015 Press Release
With this oversight and transparency bill, Congress and the public will see what the administration has been negotiating. Congress will continue to have the final say on trade deals made by the president. If the Administration makes a bad deal that doesn't benefit farmers, manufacturers and hardworking men and women, Congress can vote against the agreement and stop it from becoming law.
June 16, 2015 Press Release
This is an unnecessary intrusion by the federal government. Already, many companies are removing trans fats from their products and Americans are making common-sense, healthy choices about what they eat. Americans should be trusted to make the food choices that are best for them and their family. They don’t need Washington bureaucrats telling them what they can and cannot eat.
June 2, 2015 In The News

Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, recently toured a variety of small businesses in Gratiot County.

May 20, 2015 Press Release
“The current labeling law is in violation and ineffective. It is unnecessary, imposes a heavy burden on our farmers and could drive up prices on hardworking Michigan families. I hope the House will act quickly to repeal the law,” said Moolenaar.

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