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 25, 2019 Press Release
“Thank you to the federal employees who worked hard to keep our country safe during this difficult time. As Americans, we all know with one party in the White House and one party controlling the House, leaders must work together to solve our nation’s most important issues. Democrats need to come to the table and negotiate serious solutions for border security to protect the American people and fix a broken system.”
January 15, 2019 Press Release
“It is a false choice to say funding for the Soo Locks is at risk. We can build the Soo Locks and protect our border. In fact, we passed a law last year that I voted for that protects the Soo Locks funding from being redirected. I am working for Michigan's priorities in Congress and I will continue to support the Soo Locks in the years ahead.
January 9, 2019 Editorial

By Congressman John Moolenaar

In 2018, we made more progress on the Soo Locks than has been made in decades. From the end of April through the end of December, new developments have brought a new lock closer to fruition. In April, I joined Michigan Congressmen Jack Bergman and Paul Mitchell for a conversation with President Donald Trump about the Soo Locks.

January 3, 2019 Press Release
"The economy is strong, with unemployment under four-percent and wages on the rise. We shouldn't jeopardize that success like the Democrats did today when they voted to make it easier for themselves to take more money from the American people. Democrats were sent here to work in a bipartisan manner, but they are already tearing up rules so they don't have to work with Republicans. I will fight against efforts to raise taxes on hardworking Michigan residents, because it's always a good thing when Michiganders can keep more of their own money."
October 23, 2018 In The News

“I’m very optimistic because the president fully embraced it, the Army Corps of Engineers has demonstrated it for security and economics. Things are aligned in such a way that we will move forward on it. But in Washington you’re never done until you’re done,” Moolenar, said.

October 5, 2018 Press Release
"The economy is strong, with more jobs and higher wages. I have seen firsthand as local businesses are building new facilities and putting out 'Help Wanted' signs to hire more workers for good-paying jobs. I voted to let Michigan families and small businesses keep more of their own money and we are seeing good economic signs in mid and northern Michigan."
September 28, 2018 Press Release
"Direct flights to Lansing support jobs and the economy here in mid Michigan, with millions of dollars in economic activity. There was terrific support in the community for extending this service and this new extension from the FAA will give residents more flexibility if they want to visit our nation's capital."
September 13, 2018 In The News

"Today's legislation makes it crystal clear: President Trump, Republicans and Democrats support a new lock in the Soo," said U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, who has been pushing for authorization of the project and is likely to be a key member to secure funding as the state's only member of the Appropriations Committee. "After 50 years of harsh winters and extraordinary maintenance, we need to build a second lock to be ready in case the one lock we have fails."

August 9, 2018 Press Release
“The new facility in St. Johns is contributing to a growing economy and it will bring good-paying jobs right here to mid-Michigan. It will also benefit the hardworking milk producers in our state who get up early every morning to do their work and feed millions of people. This is an outstanding decision by the Dairy Farmers of America."
August 2, 2018 In The News

Moolenaar toured the Cadillac Fabrication facility to see the products they make and talk to their staff about their concerns and opinions.