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

Feb 19, 2016 Press Release

MISHAWAKA, IND. –  Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after news that DowDupont will located its Global Business Center in Indiana:

“Indiana’s agriculture industry continues to lead the nation in innovation and ingenuity,” Walorski said. “With a Global Business Center in Indiana, it will only further our progress and development of Hoosier farmers as they continue to make advancements in our industry in partnership with DowDupont.”

Feb 16, 2016 In The News

ELKHART — A muddied definition of recreational vehicles that alarmed the industry two years ago — classifying park model RVs as permanent rather than temporary housing — is being cleaned up in a revised U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rule. 

Feb 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Nutrition, today issued the following statement after supporting legislation to ease nutrition labeling requirements for restaurants and stores originally imposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Jackie Walorski,  co-founder of the Congressional Recreational Vehicle Caucus,  released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) earlier today released their proposed  rule for Recreational Vehicles (RVs) that exempts RVs from being incorrectly classified as a manufactured home, an issue Walorski has worked on since being elected to Congress.

Jan 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after the House voted to disapprove of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule by passing a bill that would nullify the rule:

Dec 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after the announcement earlier today that the Regional Cities of Northern Indiana, an alliance representing 22 cities and towns and more than a half a million people in Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph Counties, will receive up to $42 million in state matching funds to support regional development plans in North Central Indiana:

Dec 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 644, the Conference Report to the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which will help foster economic competitiveness and protect American jobs enhancing protections against unfair foreign competition, reducing barriers to legitimate trade, making our exports more competitive, and facilitating small business competition in the global marketplace:

Sep 10, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to last month’s BP refinery in northern Indiana unexpectedly shutting down and raising gas prices by as much one dollar in the region, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced legislation September 8th to expand the EPA’s waiver authority to allow retailers to buy and sell any fuel blends on the market during a supply disruption, which would reduce price spikes and protect consumers.

Sep 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – In response to last month’s BP refinery in northern Indiana unexpectedly shutting down and raising gas prices by as much one dollar in the region, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced legislation to expand the EPA’s waiver authority to allow retailers to buy and sell any fuel blends on the market during a supply disruption, which would reduce price spikes and protect consumers.

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.