Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Representing the 2nd District of Indiana
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Economy and Jobs

As the biggest job creators in America and key contributors to our economy, small businesses are one of our nation’s greatest assets.  According to the Small Business Administration, 64 percent of all new private-sector jobs are created by small businesses, and 52 percent of all small businesses are home-based.  In fact, some of the biggest companies in the world started in living rooms and garages across America.

Unfortunately, many federal policies are only dragging our economy down.  In nearly every meeting I take, Hoosiers from Northern Indiana have expressed concern that new federal regulations are increasing at an ever-quickening pace.  Hundreds of unworkable, overly-burdensome regulations are issued each year and cost the economy almost $50 billion per year.  In order for our nation to prosper, the federal government must get out of the way.  Long-term job creation and innovation depend on a strong private sector and thriving economy.  I have heard loud and clear from my constituents that America needs commonsense tax and trade policies and limited government interference, and I am actively working in Washington to make these changes.

While Indiana was hit hard by the recent economic recession, Hoosiers are resilient and hard-working.  Our state budget is strong and industries like manufacturing and agriculture are thriving.  I am convinced that Indiana and America have a bright future ahead, and I look forward to working with you to make this a reality.

 

 

More on Economy and Jobs

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Jackie Walorski,  co-founder of the Congressional Recreational Vehicle Caucus,  released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) earlier today released their proposed  rule for Recreational Vehicles (RVs) that exempts RVs from being incorrectly classified as a manufactured home, an issue Walorski has worked on since being elected to Congress.

Jan 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after the House voted to disapprove of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule by passing a bill that would nullify the rule:

Dec 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after the announcement earlier today that the Regional Cities of Northern Indiana, an alliance representing 22 cities and towns and more than a half a million people in Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph Counties, will receive up to $42 million in state matching funds to support regional development plans in North Central Indiana:

Dec 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 644, the Conference Report to the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which will help foster economic competitiveness and protect American jobs enhancing protections against unfair foreign competition, reducing barriers to legitimate trade, making our exports more competitive, and facilitating small business competition in the global marketplace:

Sep 10, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to last month’s BP refinery in northern Indiana unexpectedly shutting down and raising gas prices by as much one dollar in the region, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced legislation September 8th to expand the EPA’s waiver authority to allow retailers to buy and sell any fuel blends on the market during a supply disruption, which would reduce price spikes and protect consumers.

Sep 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – In response to last month’s BP refinery in northern Indiana unexpectedly shutting down and raising gas prices by as much one dollar in the region, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced legislation to expand the EPA’s waiver authority to allow retailers to buy and sell any fuel blends on the market during a supply disruption, which would reduce price spikes and protect consumers.

Aug 25, 2015 In The News

NEW CARLISLE| Twenty-five years ago, Inland Steel partnered with the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. to create finishing lines that would mainly serve Japanese automakers.

They had a lot of foresight.

At the time, there were only two Japanese automotive plants in the United States. Today, there are 13.

Aug 11, 2015 Press Release

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Today Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) joined AM General and Mercedes-Benz executives during a historic event  where the manufacturer rolled its first Mercedes-Benz R-Class off the line at its state-of-the-art commercial vehicle assembly plant in Mishawaka.

Aug 10, 2015 In The News

MISHAWAKA — Another milestone in the growth of AM General’s commercial manufacturing has been achieved — the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is in full production.

“It’s really a tremendous achievement for the company and our employees,” Howard Glaser, president of the company’s commercial business, said in an interview with The Tribune.

Jun 24, 2015 In The News

By Kara Berg - 06/23/15 4:20 PM EDT

NAPPANEE — With the installation of water and sewer lines into the area by Nappanee Municipal Airport, Nappanee’s newest industrial park is ready for business. 

At the ribbon cutting Tuesday, June 23, Nappanee Mayor Larry Thompson said the East Airport Industrial Park will impact the future of Nappanee.