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

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.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
This is the first ten-year balanced budget passed since 2001. It balances without raising taxes on hardworking Michigan families and it keeps the promises that have been made to seniors in the Fourth District. This budget also calls for tax reform. The tax code is 74,000 pages long and has not been overhauled in 29 years. It’s time for a simpler and fairer system.
April 15, 2015 Press Release
“Members of the House and Senate have worked hard to draft a budget that balances within ten years, keeps the promises made to seniors and does not raise taxes on hardworking Americans. I am thankful for the trust placed in me, and I look forward to continuing to work on a fiscally responsible budget that will boost the slowly growing economy, create jobs and raise wages,” Moolenaar said.
April 9, 2015 In The News

Excerpt: U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar spent the day Wednesday touring some of the larger businesses in Shiawassee County, starting with the award-winning Rugged Liner.

March 20, 2015 Editorial
Ten years is a long time to balance a budget, but it takes a long time to change the trajectory of our debt. From our nation’s founding it took more than 200 years for the government to accumulate $5 trillion in debt. In 2008, the debt was $10 trillion, and today it has skyrocketed to $18 trillion. Divided among 320 million Americans, a child born today inherits $56,250 in debt, or $225,000 for a family of four.
March 17, 2015 Press Release
“This is a balanced budget for a stronger America. Recently, the president proposed a $4 trillion budget that never balances. The House Republican budget balances within ten years and keeps the promises that have been made to our seniors. It observes bipartisan spending caps and charts a sustainable fiscal course for the future of our country. By reducing Washington’s spending, the budget will boost our slow-growing economy, creating jobs and raising wages.”
February 26, 2015 Press Release
“The Internet regulations announced by the FCC today are wholly unwarranted. The Internet has flourished and become a great success because it is not overly regulated by the government. The proposed FCC rules will have a chilling effect on American innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit that makes our nation great. To keep that success going, the government should end these heavy-handed regulations,” said Moolenaar.