Jobs and the Economy
Under the Obama Administration, there were numerous, burdensome new mandates and regulations put on our small businesses. That is why Congress has been doing away with the job-destroying restrictions that have been placed on our small businesses, and passing policies that is growing our economy. It is our small businesses that create a majority of the jobs across the country. We must support efforts to help small businesses grow and create jobs, not put our job creators on life support.
TAX REFORM: In December 2017, Congress passed the first overhaul our nation’s tax system in more than three decades. Since its passage, we have seen a tremendous amount of economic growth in our country. Unemployment is at a 20-year low of 3.8%, and consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. I believe that tax reform has made America more competitive, brought jobs back to our country, and put more money in the pockets of hardworking taxpayers. Read one of my columns about how tax reform is benefitting our country by clicking here.
REINS ACT: One of the first actions of the 115th Congress was to pass the REINS Act. This legislation requires agencies to submit major regulations to Congress for approval, and ensures these regulations cannot become effective until approved.
AMERICAN MADE ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE JOBS ACT: I have also introduced my own jobs initiative, The American Made Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, a bill which will create jobs, reduce the price of gas at the pump, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. My plan opens up untapped oil resources in the Outer Continental Shelf that will raise revenue from new offshore drilling leases and provide a new dedicated source of revenue to fund infrastructure projects, creating thousands of new jobs.
JOB FAIR: I have also hosted an annual Job Fair in the 15th District every year. The most recent Job Fair in June had over 80 employers on hand to connect with job seekers in a variety of fields. To stay up to date on future Job Fairs, be sure to subscribe to my e-newsletter by clicking here.
VIDEO: CLICK HERE to listen to Stivers' radio interview on Middle Market businesses and the economy.
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