Technology

Scientific and technological discoveries have made our country a global economic leader.  I support efforts aimed at spurring innovation, which will lead to economic growth and create jobs for the American people.  Additionally, I believe we should encourage our children to become the scientists and engineers of tomorrow.  I support efforts to increase access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs in order to inspire children to pursue these fields. 

I will advocate for legislation aimed at ensuring the United States maintains its place as a global leader for innovation.

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June 22, 2017 Press Release
Today’s legislation helps students in mid and northern Michigan pursue good-paying jobs in the skilled trades. Making sure students are learning these critical skills is vital to maintaining Michigan’s talented workforce and world-leading manufacturing base.
December 8, 2016 Press Release
"John Glenn was an American pioneer and a committed public servant. He first served our country in the Navy, then NASA, then the U.S. Senate, and he even went back to space at the incredible age of 77. John Glenn was the first American into space and our efforts to learn more about the solar system will stand on his shoulders forever."
November 30, 2016 Press Release
"Nearly all Americans know a friend or loved one who has battled cancer or chronic illness. The 21st Century Cures Act increases funding for research, eliminates red tape and empowers the smartest medical minds to bring the best treatments and cures to patients as soon as possible."
November 16, 2016 Press Release

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to crack down on texting scams. Laws that prohibit scam artists from spoofing telephone numbers on telephone calls are already on the books.

The legislation passed this week makes it a crime to spoof telephone numbers on text messages.

Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland) voted for the legislation.

July 11, 2016 Press Release
This legislation reauthorizes NIST so it can continue to provide small manufacturers like those here in Michigan with the expertise and advice they need when investing in new technologies crucial to the competitiveness of Michigan companies and their workers.
May 23, 2016 Press Release
Chemistry is vital for our quality of life and economic growth, and reforming TSCA is essential to guaranteeing that the chemical and materials industry in the U.S. will continue to grow in a manner consistent with our human health and environment.
January 20, 2016 In The News

Excerpt: Moolenaar toured manufacturing training classrooms at MCC’s Greenville facility, with amenities such as a motor control room that teaches basics to journeymen, hydraulic trainers, desktop CNC mills, motors, welding, computer classrooms (where the student assignment is to wire the entire room) and a new photography classroom where students can learn about photos, video and marketing...

December 3, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: “The United States is the leading producer of oil and natural gas and today’s legislation continues that progress. The bill passed today protects our electric grid from terrorism, cyberattacks, and weather events that could cause prolonged power outages. These reforms will benefit Michigan residents by helping to keep energy prices low for years to come.”
February 26, 2015 Press Release
“The Internet regulations announced by the FCC today are wholly unwarranted. The Internet has flourished and become a great success because it is not overly regulated by the government. The proposed FCC rules will have a chilling effect on American innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit that makes our nation great. To keep that success going, the government should end these heavy-handed regulations,” said Moolenaar.
January 26, 2015 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) announced that he will serve as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology that is part of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

"The subcommittee has jurisdiction over scientific research that is critical to our country's future and its place as a global leader in innovation, as well as federal policy on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, and cybersecurity policy," said Moolenaar.