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

July 25, 2018 Press Release
"Millions of people come to Michigan each summer to enjoy boating, fishing, and tourism. To meet the spike in demand some businesses need seasonal workers. In fact, some businesses have delayed expansion and only opened partially because they are unable to hire the workers they need. The amendment I supported helps businesses hire more workers to meet the demands of their customers."
July 17, 2018 Press Release
These tariffs will do tremendous damage to community newspapers in the small towns in the heartland of our country. They will create job losses, reduce the amount of news covered in our communities, and hurt local hardworking businesses that have been passed down for generations as part of the American Dream.
July 10, 2018 In The News

Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, visited Falmouth Monday to take a tour of one of the most successful businesses in Northern Michigan.

July 9, 2018 In The News

Lake State Railway was recognized by Congressman John Moolenaar as Best Short Line Railroad in the Country.

June 1, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, took the helm of a boat across Lake Cadillac on Thursday following a tour of Rec Boat Holdings.

May 5, 2018 In The News

Moolenaar received a tour of the facility, which showed him various aspects of the company and the way Parker Hannifin’s makes several of their products.

May 4, 2018 In The News

"Having good airports and updated airports is important for international tourism," Moolenaar said. "It puts a five-year extension on this policy and it also allows for additional dollars for airport to apply for grants to modernize and upgrade airports."

May 3, 2018 In The News

Moolenaar said he was surprised Trump insisted they ride in the limo, which he said Trump refers to as “The Beast.” He said there was a lot of discussion about the locks, but the issue of H2B visas also were discussed. Moolenaar said there is a need for foreign workers in Michigan, especially for seasonal business in the tourism and agriculture sectors.

April 19, 2018 Editorial

Winter may never leave us in Michigan, but one thing is for sure, the old tax system is gone.

April 17 was the last day Michigan residents had to file their taxes under an old, outdated complicated tax code that had not been updated in more than 30 years.

Now Michiganders can fully enjoy the lower tax rates of 2018, keep more of their own money and plan ahead for filing next year when they will owe the federal government less money.

In fact, some benefits of tax reform are already being seen in Michigan.

March 22, 2018 Press Release
"Today’s bipartisan legislation delivers for Michigan with funding to protect the Great Lakes, increased funding for national security, support for those on the frontlines against the opioid crisis, and opportunities for Michigan communities to apply for rural broadband funding. It also has funding to care for our veterans and to find cures in the fight against cancer and Alzehmier's. Finally, this legislation increases funding for roads and bridges and does more to secure our country's borders."

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