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

October 6, 2020 Press Release
"Many Michigan families and small businesses are hurting. That’s why I’ve been working to re-open the Paycheck Protection Program. There’s $138 billion of relief in there that’s already been approved by Congress, but Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are blocking the bill that would re-open the program and allow the funding to go to small businesses so they can pay their employees and keep the lights on,” said Congressman John Moolenaar.
September 25, 2020 Press Release
“The Paycheck Protection Program has been vital for small businesses and their employees. It helps small businesses pay their bills and puts paychecks in the pockets of Michigan workers,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “Right now, many small businesses are still hurting from the shutdowns and the public health crisis, and they need help. There’s money Congress has already approved to help them, but Speaker Pelosi and many House Democrats won’t let them apply for it. I am fighting to fix this with legislation that will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program and help Michigan small businesses receive more funding. I urge Speaker Pelosi to bring this legislation to the floor for a vote."
September 17, 2020 Press Release
“I believe women should be treated fairly and should never have to make an unfair choice between having a career and raising a family,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “This legislation provides workplace protections for Michigan women while they are pregnant so they can safely raise their children and pursue their career."
July 17, 2020 Press Release
"This funding will benefit Midland residents who need help with transportation. Dial-A-Ride provides crucial assistance and I know this funding will help the program carry out its mission of service to the community."
July 1, 2020 Press Release
With new market access to Canada for dairy farmers and a more level playing field for Michigan workers, the USMCA will benefit the economy and create jobs,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Michigan workers are the best in the world and this agreement increases protections for them while cutting red tape for small businesses who sell Michigan-made products in Canada and Mexico. The USMCA is a strong trade agreement for the 21st century that will move our state and our country forward.
June 24, 2020 Press Release
"Avon Protection Systems and its hardworking employees have been a leader in Michigan manufacturing and making products that keep our military safe. This contract is an investment in the talented people of northern Michigan that will help with jobs and the local economy."
May 14, 2020 Press Release
"I have been working hard to support funding for our health care professionals on the frontlines of this crisis and to protect Michigan families from the health and economic threats of the Coronavirus pandemic,” said Moolenaar. “In the past two months, I have supported direct payments to families, as well as billions of dollars for our small businesses, rural hospitals, states, and local governments. We should see how this funding helps our country first before pushing through another bill. The legislation proposed by Democrats this week would slow the economic recovery families need, burden small businesses, hurt jobs, and advance a liberal wishlist of ideas unrelated to the Coronavirus."
May 9, 2020 Press Release
"Increasing testing is critical to tracking the spread of the Coronavirus, keeping Michigan residents safe, and helping re-open the economy,” said Moolenaar. “As new technology and testing capabilities are being produced, officials are working to ramp up distribution to places where supplies are needed most. This is vital to identifying people who are sick and saving lives."
May 6, 2020 Press Release
“This funding will help take care of vulnerable people in mid and northern Michigan,” said Congressman John Moolenaar, who voted for the CARES Act in March. “The crisis has increased food and shelter concerns for many people in our state and this will help address those issues with funding for local organizations who know our communities well."
April 24, 2020 Press Release
“I wrote to Governor Whitmer on behalf of my constituents asking her to do this and I am glad she agreed with Michigan residents across the state who want to be safe while spending time outside,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Right now, 28 percent of Michigan residents are worried about putting food on their tables during this pandemic and now they can purchase garden seeds in stores and go fishing by themselves. Michiganders cherish the outdoors, and these commonsense changes will allow them to safely enjoy more time outside.”

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