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

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:

Jun 2, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is hosting a job fair this week featuring over 50 businesses and organizations, and offer over 600 jobs. The event will be held this Friday at Bethel College, located at the Wekamp Athletic Center in Mishawaka.

The event will feature a veteran’s job fair in the morning and the general public is encouraged to attend the afternoon session. 

May 23, 2014 In The News

Helping veterans is the mission behind a new program here in Michiana.

"Operation Job Ready Veterans" is already showing success.

The focus of the program is to get a veteran comfortable with the hiring process.

About 14 veterans graduated the week long class on Friday, all eager to get into the work force.

Joining them were more than a dozen employers ready to hire.

May 9, 2014 In The News

Posted By RVBusiness On May 8, 2014 

Over 550 people attendeds this morning's Power Breakfast

Over 550 people attended this morning’s Power Breakfast

May 9, 2014 Press Release

MISHAWAKA, IN – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today announced that a member of her staff will be holding office hours the next two weeks in cities across her district to assist constituents with casework and official business. 

Residents who cannot attend the listed office hours are encouraged to contact Brian Spaulding at (574) 780-1330 to schedule an appointment.

Apr 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement after the South Bend Regional Airport announced today plans to add international flights to their facility and become South Bend International.

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: