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

January 31, 2020 Press Release
“This spring, construction will begin on a new lock at the Soo Locks. This is a major infrastructure project for our nation and it is critical to ensuring Great Lakes shipping continues to support manufacturing and millions of jobs in Michigan and across the country. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the support of my colleagues we are finally building a new lock at the Soo. I will continue to work in Congress to make sure there is accountability in meeting the goals of this project and to pass annual funding to finish construction."
January 30, 2020 Press Release
"President Trump kept his promise to get a better trade deal with Mexico and Canada and he delivered. I met with him on Air Force One today, and he is committed to delivering on more priorities for our state. He understands how important it is to fund the GLRI and stop invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. Most importantly, he wants to make sure the strong economy continues to grow with more jobs and higher wages for Michigan workers."
January 29, 2020 Press Release
“President Trump has kept his promise to fight for a better deal for our state. This new trade agreement is a win for agriculture and manufacturing that opens new markets for Michigan farmers and creates more opportunities for Michigan-made goods. The economy is strong right now with low unemployment and raising wages, and I believe Michigan workers will continue to thrive under this new agreement because they’re the best in the world.”
January 16, 2020 Press Release
“This new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada levels the playing field for Michigan workers and opens new markets for Michigan farmers, including Canada’s dairy market. Manufacturing will also benefit, and hardworking men and women will see more demand for the Michigan-made products they make every day. President Trump promised a new, fairer agreement for our country and he has delivered. I welcome the Senate's bipartisan support for this historic new agreement."
January 15, 2020 Press Release
“Today, President Trump kept his promise to the American people to negotiate better trading conditions with China. All Americans understand that China was taking advantage of some policies, and in certain cases it was stealing intellectual property from American companies. This agreement is another step in the right direction toward a better deal with China, and it will mean more opportunities for farmers to sell their products in that country."
December 19, 2019 Press Release
"Hardworking men and women in Michigan are enjoying a strong economy right now with rising wages and low unemployment. The USMCA is another win for those workers because it levels the playing field for manufacturing and makes our country more competitive with our neighbors. This agreement also helps Michigan farmers, especially our dairy farmers in the Fourth District, by opening new markets for them to sell their products."
December 18, 2019 Press Release
"My constituents elected me to get things done and when they look at what the Democrats are doing in Washington, they see partisanship instead of solutions that will make a difference in their lives. It is unfortunate that Democrats put bipartisan Michigan priorities on hold and waited until the last minute to finish crucial bills that pay our military, protect the Great Lakes, fund the construction of a new Soo Lock, and finalize the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico that will level the playing field for hardworking Michigan residents."
December 10, 2019 Press Release
“The USMCA is a tremendous victory for the American people and President Trump. This new trade agreement with our neighbors will benefit Michigan workers and Michigan farmers. We have the best workers in the world and this agreement will help ensure they are competing against the competition on a level playing field, especially in manufacturing. It will also open new markets for our farmers so they sell more Michigan-grown food to our neighbors. It has been nearly a year since this agreement was first signed and I hope the House will schedule a vote on it before the end of the year.”
December 6, 2019 Press Release
“Residents in mid and northern Michigan sometimes have to travel long distances to meet with a doctor because there is not one in their area. It is my hope that this legislation will result in better care for patients, with more doctors living and working closer to those they care for in our rural communities where they are needed most.”
December 6, 2019 Press Release
“We have outstanding minor league teams in Michigan who do tremendous charitable work in their communities and provide a fun and affordable entertainment experience for families. Their partnership with Major League Baseball is exciting for their communities and their fans, and I hope teams in Michigan and across the nation will be able to keep their affiliations."

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