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

Apr 3, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement after the House Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2015 was passed by the House Budget Committee today:

“As a member of the House Budget Committee, I want to thank my colleagues for their hard work in creating a budget that will balance in 10 years, spur economic growth, and promote job creation. Hoosiers understand that a budget that balances creates jobs.

Mar 6, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today released the following statement regarding House passage of the Electricity Security and Affordability Act (H.R. 3826), a bipartisan bill that she co-sponsored:

Jan 22, 2014
In The News

A bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep Jackie Walorski, R-Elkhart, aims to fight an increase in Indiana electricity rates that could number 32 percent by 2023, according to state researchers based at Purdue University.

Researchers say the cost would come with “an unprecedented stagnation in electricity demand over the next two decades,” with demand for electricity to grow at an average rate of 0.74 percent over the next 20 years, according to a Purdue press release.


Jan 14, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski announced her support for the Electricity Security and Affordability Act (H.R. 3826), a bipartisan bill she co-sponsored to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set achievable standards for coal-fired power plants and support energy independence.

Dec 12, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, a member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement regarding passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013:

“Hoosiers sit around their kitchen tables and make tough choices to keep a budget, and they expect Washington to do the same.  Today, the House took a step in the right direction by passing a budget plan with bipartisan support.  This deal is not perfect, but it serves as a building block for deficit reduction and long term reforms—without raising taxes. 

Dec 4, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski today voted in support of bipartisan legislation to reign in costly government regulations that are hurting small businesses and preventing job creation.  The Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, H.R. 1105, is set to exempt advisers to certain private equity funds from the new registration requirements imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act. 

Nov 21, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- This week, the House of Representatives passed three bill to address energy needs, lower energy costs, and create more jobs for American families.  Congresswoman Jackie Walorski voted for each measure as part of her continued efforts to create more jobs, move toward energy independence, and eliminate overreaching federal regulations.

Jun 22, 2013
Press Release

ELKHART, IN – In recognition of the 50th Annual National Small Business Week, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today visited Bullard’s Farm Market to tour the facility and hear small business concerns from local Hoosiers.

May 13, 2013
Press Release

ELKHART COUNTY, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) will stop at five RV manufacturing companies today in Elkhart County to tour facilities and hear important updates about issues affecting the industry.  Accompanied by Mark Bowersox, executive director of the Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council, and Matt Rose, IMHA-RVIC Director of Recreation Vehicles, Walorski learned about new products, rebranding, and industry developments contributing to economic growth in the “RV Capital of the World.”

May 8, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement on the passage of The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, H.R. 1406.  The bill offers private-sector employees the voluntary opportunity to work with employers to obtain paid time off, instead of cash wages for overtime hours worked.