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

Dec 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) supported helping individuals with disabilities by voting for H.R. 647, the ‘Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act’.   The bill, which Walorski co-sponsored, allows families to create tax-free savings accounts, similar to college savings accounts, for their child with disabilities to allow them to be economically self-sufficient when they enter adulthood.

Nov 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 5682:

Oct 15, 2014 In The News
Congresswomen Jackie Walorski went on a tour around northern Indiana Tuesday, stopping at manufacturing businesses to talk to business owners about how they have grown and become successful in the region.


Walorski said she has heard from many business owners who say their businesses continue to grow when the government stays out of their way.

Oct 15, 2014 In The News

As part of her ‘Made in Indiana Tour’, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) Tuesday visited several counties in her district, touring local businesses and speaking with employees, in an effort to learn more about how each company is successfully contributing to northern Indiana’s economy.

Oct 15, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski’s “Home Grown Business Tour” brought her to American Oak Preserving Company in North Judson yesterday. President and Chairman of the Board Charles Vorm represents the third generation to run the company since his grandfather founded it in 1916. His three daughters assist in the day-to-day operations of the business. Walorski says it’s important for members of Congress to listen to successful business owners in their districts.

Oct 9, 2014 Press Release

Walorski Introduces Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014

Legislation to clearly and consistently define RVs in the law

 

Sep 26, 2014 Press Release

Release: Walorski Attends Ribbon Cutting for Press Ganey

South Bend, IN – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Press Ganey facility in South Bend.

Press Ganey, a medical company that works with more than 11,000 hospitals, medical practices and other health care provides, unveiled their newly renovated building in South Bend. The redesigned space will help the company support health care organizations around the world with medical surveys.

Jul 14, 2014 In The News

This morning South Bend International Airport announced a non-stop route to New York/Newark.

The first flight will be on October 27. The airport calls it the route in highest demand for our area.

The flight from South Bend to NYC will be about two hours long. United Airlines would fly it.

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) made the following statement after passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act today today in the House of Representatives by a vote of 415-6:

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) made the following statement after the announcement that Notre Dame plans to open a jet engine research facility: