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

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. 

May 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) yesterday supported legislation to strengthen manufacturing and promote Hoosier investment. H.R.880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act, permanently extends and strengthens the expired research and development tax credit, while allowing small businesses to claim the credit. The bill passed the House by a vote of 274-145.

Apr 8, 2015 Event


Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – As the first week of the 114th Congress concluded, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) supported several initiatives this week aimed to help businesses hire more workers, create jobs for veterans and promote the expansion of American energy production.

“The American people sent a clear message in November; they want Congress to solve the problems they face. This week proved that we are working to help create an environment ripe with jobs and give businesses every opportunity to hire more workers,” Walorski said.

Measures passed in the House this week included:

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.