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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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.
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:
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:
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.
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.