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

February 24, 2015 Press Release

Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) spoke on the House floor in favor of the STEM Education Act of 2015. The bill will support merit-based grants through the National Science Foundation for programs that provide students with STEM education opportunities outside of the classroom.

February 24, 2015 Press Release

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.

February 18, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) released the following statement regarding the recent decision by federal Judge Andrew Hanen to delay the implementation of President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
February 13, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) voted for America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015. This bill reduces the tax burden for America’s farms and small businesses.
February 13, 2015 Press Release
Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) joined the bipartisan I-69 Caucus. This caucus supports the completion of Interstate 69, which, when finished, will stretch from Port Huron to the U.S.-Mexico border.
February 4, 2015 Press Release

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."

January 28, 2015 Press Release
“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Fourth District is Michigan’s No. 1 agriculture producing district with over 10,000 farms and 15,000 farm operators. These subcommittee assignments are a great opportunity to work on issues vital to the district,” said Moolenaar.
January 24, 2015 Editorial

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.

January 20, 2015 Press Release
"Tonight, President Obama proposed more tax hikes on the American people. This economic recovery has been historically slow, and Americans have no desire to pay more for a big-government agenda," said Moolenaar.
January 14, 2015 Press Release

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.