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

April 23, 2020 Press Release
“I voted for this legislation because it will help Michigan families through this difficult time and give our health care professionals more resources to fight the virus,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “The small business assistance will help Michigan workers receive their salaries and help them avoid the state's overwhelmed unemployment system. Also, the funding for testing in the legislation will help our health care professionals track the virus and make it safer for the phased-in re-opening of the economy.”
April 18, 2020 Press Release
“Michigan farmers are doing an incredible job maintaining the food supply during this pandemic. However, from my conversations with them, I also know they are experiencing financial losses caused by falling demand from restaurants, schools, and businesses. The federal support announced today by President Trump will help them continue their critical operations and also bring much-needed meals to the food banks and community organizations helping Michigan residents through this extraordinary crisis.”
April 16, 2020 Press Release
“The Paycheck Protection Program is saving the jobs and paychecks of Michigan workers and helping small businesses,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “Now is the time to pass more funding for this program and prevent layoffs like the 219,000 that happened in Michigan last week. I hope Democrats will stop trying to add unrelated items to a new bill and immediately agree to new funding so more Michigan workers will keep their jobs and receive their paychecks instead of being sent to the state’s overwhelmed unemployment system.”
April 15, 2020 Press Release
"While the focus is on staying home and staying safe, we know that whenever we can get back to normal, Michigan families will want a convenient way to visit friends and family," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "This funding will help these airports be safe, clean, and ready to serve passengers when the public health crisis has subsided."
April 10, 2020 Press Release
"This site will provide a way for those who do not normally file taxes or receive Social Security benefits to sign up and make sure they receive their $1,200 as quickly as possible. This is a difficult time for many Michigan residents and I know this payment will help make it a little easier for them."
April 9, 2020 Press Release
“Right now, millions of Michigan residents are looking forward to when we can once again enjoy the Great Lakes with our friends and family. This new funding will go towards invasive species control, restoring habitats and protecting the Great Lakes for all of us. That’s why I worked in Congress on the House Appropriations Committee to support the GLRI and get this funding for Michigan."
April 7, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation is just one of the many ways we can support the health care professionals who have done incredible work to serve others and save lives during this pandemic,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “This legislation recognizes their sacrifices for public safety and helps their families."
March 27, 2020 Editorial
This relief package will get needed supplies to the frontlines of the public health crisis, while providing Michigan families with the help they need.
March 14, 2020 Press Release
“This legislation will help ensure that cost won't stop someone from being tested for Coronavirus, and testing is critical to understanding the full scope of the situation. We also need to make sure that Americans who are affected by this virus know that they will have the leave-time they need to recover. They should not go to work because then they might transmit the virus to another person."
March 9, 2020 Page

An Update on the Coronavirus

Federal, state, and local authorities, as well as public health experts are all working together to limit the spread of the Coronavirus and to protect the American people.

Below is information about legislation that will help hardworking Michigan families through this difficult time for our nation, as well as links to federal and state resources including small business loans and unemployment.

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