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.
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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.
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:
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 5682:
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.
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.
Walorski Introduces Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014
Legislation to clearly and consistently define RVs in the law
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.