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.
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Today, President Obama vetoed Senate Bill 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. The legislation has bipartisan support in Congress and from a majority of Americans.
"This afternoon the president vetoed the bipartisan Keystone Pipeline bill, refusing to approve a project that supports good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans and improves our nation's energy security. Congress should override his veto and approve this project for the benefit of our country," said Moolenaar.
Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland), a member of the House Budget Committee, questioned Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan at today's committee hearing regarding funding to protect the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian Carp.
"The president's budget spends too much money on new, untested programs, while cutting funding that protects the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian Carp. The entire country benefits from the Great Lakes, and protecting them from invasive species must be a top priority."
Building Keystone Benefits the Fourth District
As the new representative for Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District, one of the first votes I cast was in support of building the Keystone XL pipeline. Building this pipeline would create jobs, expand economic opportunity and provide Americans with a more stable source of energy, coming from a friendlier and more reliable trading partner than many of our nation’s other sources of oil.
Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI) voted to block funding for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and to provide appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security to enforce immigration laws and remove violent offenders from the country.
“Today, I voted for legislation that blocks funding for President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty programs, and focuses on border security and the enforcement of current laws. This bill prioritizes the removal of violent offenders and makes America safer,” said Moolenaar.
Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) voted in support of H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act. This legislation will require the Executive Branch to follow the least costly method of implementing new rules and regulations.
"Currently, federal regulations cost an average of $15,000 per household each year. Throughout my district, I have heard over and over about the onerous burden of federal regulations on small businesses, particularly farms. The federal government can and must do better."