Issue: Economy and Jobs

Walorski, Titus Introduce Bipartisan RV Floor Plan Tax Fix

Walorski, Titus Introduce Bipartisan RV Floor Plan Tax Fix

Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act Would Restore Inventory Interest Deductibility for All Types of RVs

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Dina Titus (D-Nev.) today introduced the bipartisan Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act to fix a provision in the tax code so all types of RVs, including travel trailers and campers, are treated equally.

“From manufacturers and suppliers to distributors and dealers, the RV industry supports tens of thousands of jobs in northern Indiana and across the country,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “These made-in-America products will play a vital role in our economic recovery, but one provision in the tax code is putting certain RVs at a disadvantage. This commonsense bill would fix that by restoring tax parity so all types of RVs – including travel trailers and campers – are treated equally.”

“The RV industry generates over $1 billion for Nevadans each year,” Congresswoman Titus said. “Travelers who use both towed and motorized RVs create jobs in our state and there is no reason these vehicles should be taxed differently. This bipartisan bill would help boost regional tourism in Nevada and across the country.”

“We’re pleased Congress is acting to fix the quirk in current law that treats the towable trailer segment and motorized segment of the RV differently,” said RV Industry Association Senior Manager of Government Affairs Samantha Rocci. “We want to thank Representatives Walorski and Titus for introducing the Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act. The legislation will ensure RV trailer dealers are able to remain competitive with other types of recreation products that are currently able to fully deduct interest paid on their inventory and help the RV industry continue its all-American success story.”

BACKGROUND

The Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act (H.R. 3552) would restore the full deductibility of inventory financing interest for all types of RVs, including motorhomes, travel trailers, and campers, as originally intended by Congress.

Under the 2017 tax reform law, a deduction for interest paid on RV dealer inventory inadvertently excluded non-motorized travel trailers. The House and Senate versions of the legislation specifically intended to include towable RVs as motor vehicles, but the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) simplified the definition of motor vehicles. As a result, the full tax exemption now only applies to RV motorhomes, putting the RV travel trailer industry at a disadvantage and forcing larger dealers to use different accounting rules for trailers and motorhomes. According to the RV Industry Association (RVIA), approximately 88 percent of RVs sold are travel trailers.

Read the full text of the legislation here.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

###

Walorski Applauds Gov. Holcomb’s Decision to End Enhanced Federal Unemployment Benefits

Walorski Applauds Gov. Holcomb’s Decision to End Enhanced Federal Unemployment Benefits

Recently Joined Republican Leaders in Urging Nation’s Governors to Help Get Americans Back to Work

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Indiana will end its participation in federal pandemic unemployment insurance programs:

“Indiana is leading the nation in rebuilding our economy, but businesses are struggling to fill available jobs because of enhanced federal unemployment benefits. I applaud Governor Holcomb’s decision to end these extra payments so we can get more Hoosiers back to work and put our economy in an even stronger position to fully recover. I’m grateful the many local businesses with Help Wanted signs in their windows will no longer have to compete with the federal government for workers.”

BACKGROUND

Last week, Walorski joined House Republican leaders in sending a letter to governors across the country asking them to help get Americans back to work and our economy back on track. In the letter, Congresswoman Walorski, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) urged governors to adopt policies such as return-to-work bonuses that would reconnect unemployed workers with 8.1 million job openings nationwide.

Read the full letter here.

Democrats extended federal supplemental unemployment benefits of $300 per week until September 6th as part of their $1.9 trillion spending bill. The American Action Forum estimates nearly 40 percent of workers could make more on unemployment at this level than they would earn by returning to work. At least 14 states have opted out of the additional payments.

Walorski and Brady recently introduced the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act, which would allow states to turn enhanced unemployment benefits into a one-time return-to-work bonus of either $1,200 or $600. It would also provide support for reemployment services for laid-off workers and reinstate the federal requirement that those receiving unemployment be engaged in actively searching for a job.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

###

WATCH: Walorski Speaks on House Floor About Extra Jobless Benefits Putting Economic Recovery at Risk

WATCH: Walorski Speaks on House Floor About Extra Jobless Benefits Putting Economic Recovery at Risk

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) on Wednesday spoke on the House floor about the ongoing impact of enhanced unemployment benefits on Main Street businesses, the American workforce, and our economic recovery.

“The American people have faced unprecedented challenges since last spring,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “Now safe and effective vaccines have given us renewed hope that we can defeat COVID-19, rebuild our economy, and return to normal life. Let’s not put our recovery at risk by pushing workers to the sidelines of the economy. Let’s get Americans back to work, Main Street businesses back on their feet, and the American Dream back on track.”

Democrats recently extended supplemental unemployment benefits of $300 per week until September 6th as part of their $1.9 trillion spending bill. The American Action Forum estimates nearly 40 percent of workers could make more on unemployment at this level than they would earn by returning to work.

In March, Congresswoman Walorski joined Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) in introducing the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act, which would allow states to turn enhanced unemployment benefits into a one-time return-to-work bonus of either $1,200 or $600. It would also provide support for reemployment services for laid-off workers and reinstate the federal requirement that those receiving unemployment be engaged in actively searching for a job.

Video of Walorski speaking on the House floor is available here. Her remarks as prepared for delivery are below.

“I want to thank my colleague Congressman Bost for hosting this critical special order to discuss the ongoing impact of enhanced unemployment benefits on Main Street businesses, the American workforce, and our economic recovery.

“Like many of my colleagues, I’ve seen the Help Wanted signs at businesses across my district. I’ve heard from local job creators about the difficulties they face in hiring the workers they need. Many have told me they can’t even get people to show up for an interview.

“Enhanced federal unemployment benefits made sense last year as a way to help those who lost a job and to reduce the economic impact of government-imposed business closures and stay-at-home orders. But now we are facing a much different situation. Safe and effective vaccines are bringing us closer to defeating COVID-19. Employers have updated their facilities and operations so workers can safely return to work. Businesses are fully reopening.

“Now is the time to reconnect unemployed workers with jobs. But enhanced jobless benefits are discouraging Americans from returning to work and making it harder for businesses to hire. The Democrats’ partisan, $1.9 trillion spending bill extended supplemental unemployment benefits of $300 per week until September 6th. At this level, nearly 40 percent of jobless Americans can make more on unemployment than they would earn by returning to work.

“Main Street businesses shouldn’t have to compete with the federal government for workers. The current labor shortage is crushing small businesses, which are fighting to keep their businesses alive. In late March, I hosted a virtual roundtable and heard from a Hoosier who owns a small insulation business. He told me, “It’s been quite the burden to have all these tools on hand and not be able to put people in the seats because nobody wants to come and work.”

“And just last week, we saw the undeniable impact of these misguided policies when the monthly jobs report showed hiring slowed to a crawl in April – despite millions of job openings. My biggest fear is that we will see permanent job losses across our economy as small companies close their doors because they can’t hire the workers they need.

“But it’s not too late to avoid this outcome. I recently joined Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady in introducing the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Business Act. Our bill would turn extra unemployment benefits into a back-to-work bonus that would incentivize workers to take a job instead of staying on unemployment.  The legislation would also reinstate the federal requirement that those receiving unemployment benefits be engaged in actively searching for a job.

“The American people have faced unprecedented challenges since last spring. Now safe and effective vaccines have given us renewed hope that we can defeat COVID-19, rebuild our economy, and return to normal life. Let’s not put our recovery at risk by pushing workers to the sidelines of the economy. Let’s get Americans back to work, Main Street businesses back on their feet, and the American Dream back on track.

“Thank you, and I yield back.”

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

###

Walorski, LaHood Reintroduce BRIDGE for Workers Act

Walorski, LaHood Reintroduce BRIDGE for Workers Act 

Legislation Would Help Unemployed Americans Reenter the Workforce

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) today reintroduced legislation to help unemployed Americans reenter the workforce. The Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment (BRIDGE) for Workers Act would give states greater flexibility in administering existing unemployment benefits to help more Americans find good-paying jobs.

“As vaccines get us closer to defeating COVID-19, now is the time to rebuild our economy and reconnect out-of-work Americans with jobs,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “The BRIDGE for Workers Act would give states more flexibility to focus on the individual needs of unemployed workers to help them get back into the workforce. By ensuring those receiving jobless benefits are treated like people – and not just numbers on a spreadsheet – we can help them find good jobs more quickly and get our economy back on track.”

“April’s jobs report underscores the need to help Americans get off the sidelines and return to work. The BRIDGE for Workers Act provides more flexibility to the states and gives individuals on unemployment greater access to workforce development tools,” Congressman LaHood said. “I am proud to again join Congresswoman Walorski on this effort that will prepare individuals to return to work and strengthen our labor force.”

BACKGROUND

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awards annual Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) grants to states and territories providing individual reemployment services for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants. Reemployment services give workers who might otherwise struggle to find new jobs the tools that they need to get back to work and reduce the number of weeks that UI claimants receive unemployment benefits.

Under current law, however, states can only use their federal grants to assist workers who are “most likely to exhaust their unemployment benefits.” This unnecessary restriction prevents many unemployed workers from getting valuable assistance. As we work to strengthen our economy post COVID-19, the BRIDGE for Workers Act would remove this restriction and allow states to use their allocated funding to provide support to any individual receiving unemployment benefits, as long as the state believes these services would help them return to work more quickly.

These reemployment benefits and workforce development tools include job search assistance, employability assessment, job matching, financial literacy services, and assistance with resume writing and interviewing. When workers are laid off, early access to these services reduces the duration of their unemployment, strengthening both the economic security of working families and the solvency of state unemployment trust funds.

The full text of the legislation can be read here.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

###

Walorski Statement on Disappointing April Jobs Report

Walorski Statement on Disappointing April Jobs Report

Last Month’s Job Growth Was Far Below Expectations; Unemployment Rate Rose to 6.1 Percent

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on the April jobs report:

“This terrible jobs report is an unmistakable sign the Biden-Pelosi agenda is doing more harm than good. The federal government is paying many jobless workers more than they would earn by returning to work, and Democrats are threatening massive tax hikes and crushing regulations on job creators. It’s no surprise our economic recovery is stumbling. As vaccines get us closer to defeating COVID-19, now is the time to rebuild our economy and reconnect unemployed Americans with jobs.”

BACKGROUND

Democrats recently extended supplemental unemployment benefits of $300 per week until September 6th as part of their $1.9 trillion spending bill. The American Action Forum estimates nearly 40 percent of workers could make more on unemployment at this level than they would earn by returning to work.

In March, Congresswoman Walorski joined Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) in introducing the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act, which would allow states to turn enhanced unemployment benefits into a one-time return-to-work bonus of either $1,200 or $600. It would also provide support for reemployment services for laid-off workers and reinstate the federal requirement that those receiving unemployment be engaged in actively searching for a job.

Last month, Walorski introduced legislation to provide working families with greater flexibility to pay for child care without raising taxes or imposing burdensome mandates on small businesses. The Working Families Childcare Access Act would allow working parents to contribute more to an employer-sponsored dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) and to roll over unused funds at the end of the year. It would also expand eligible expenses to include adoption, tutoring, sports activities, and art and music programs.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

###

Walorski Leads Bipartisan Call to Provide Targeted Tariff Relief to U.S. Businesses

Walorski Leads Bipartisan Call to Provide Targeted Tariff Relief to U.S. Businesses

More Than 100 Members of Congress Urge USTR to Establish Exclusion Process for Section 301 Tariffs

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today led a bipartisan group of more than 100 members of Congress in urging U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai to provide targeted relief to American businesses by establishing a product exclusion process for Section 301 tariffs.

“While we strongly support tough and effective action to address China’s unfair trade practices, we believe that there must be a meaningful opportunity for American companies to petition for relief from tariffs,” the members wrote. “Many U.S. companies are eager to move supply chains out of China for a variety of reasons and began seeking reliable alternative suppliers over the last several years. However, in many instances those efforts were crippled by travel disruptions and global economic turmoil prompted by COVID-19, particularly for smaller U.S. businesses that do not have a global footprint. U.S. employers need more time to adapt.”

BACKGROUND

USTR recently extended tariff exclusions for products related to COVID-19, but exclusions for other products expired on December 31, 2020. Many of these products are critical inputs for U.S. manufacturing facilities and supply chains

In the letter, Walorski and 101 of her colleagues urged USTR to allow for targeted tariff relief through a process that is “transparent, consistently applied, based on facts,” and includes “expedited procedures for those who had been granted exclusions in the past.” They also said the process should be “administered in a way that would not undermine the broader and critically important bipartisan support to address serious concerns with China’s behavior.”

A signed copy of the letter is available here. The full text is below.

April 27, 2021

The Honorable Katherine C. Tai
United States Trade Representative
Office of the United State Trade Representative
600 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20508

Dear Ambassador Tai:

We write today to express strong support for the establishment of a new exclusion process to allow U.S. importers to request relief from the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China. While we strongly support tough and effective action to address China’s unfair trade practices, we believe that there must be a meaningful opportunity for American companies to petition for relief from tariffs. We appreciate USTR’s recent extension of tariff exclusions for COVID-19-related products. However, we feel that the current exclusions are insufficient to provide the badly needed relief for businesses and workers struggling with the unprecedented economic hardship caused by the pandemic. A new exclusion process would provide support to domestic businesses and their workers as many of the products facing the Section 301 tariffs are critical inputs for U.S. supply chains and manufacturing plants that have sustained U.S. jobs through this crisis. Such a process would also provide American businesses across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, retail, energy, technology, and services, with the opportunity to petition for exclusions consistent with U.S. economic and foreign policy interests.

In the midst of our constituents’ struggle with COVID-19, American producers, employers, workers, and communities have suffered an additional economic burden: the section 301 tariffs. The lapse of critical exclusions, many of which expired on December 31, 2020, handed many businesses and their workers a significant bill while budgets were already tight. We all agree that we need to execute a bold, strategic plan to hold China accountable for its unfair trade practices, while encouraging businesses to manufacture and operate in the United States. However, while we strategically and comprehensively engage with China, including through tough enforcement, we must also support good-paying jobs in the United States. Many U.S. companies are eager to move supply chains out of China for a variety of reasons and began seeking reliable alternative suppliers over the last several years. However, in many instances those efforts were crippled by travel disruptions and global economic turmoil prompted by COVID-19, particularly for smaller U.S. businesses that do not have a global footprint. U.S. employers need more time to adapt.

Further, re-establishing an exclusion process would be consistent with a congressional directive in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (P.L. 116-6) requiring such a process be established. While one was eventually established, many of the same workers and businesses who were successful in getting relief now find themselves with no avenues of recourse, leaving them at a competitive disadvantage despite already having demonstrated the need for relief.

To support American families, we once again urge USTR to create a pathway for targeted relief from Section 301 tariffs. In our opinion, that process should include a streamlined process for stakeholders to seek relief, including expedited procedures for those who had been granted exclusions in the past. Additionally, in our opinion that process should be transparent, consistently applied, based on facts, including how Section 301 tariffs are applied to businesses, workers and communities, and administered in a way that would not undermine the broader and critically important bipartisan support to address serious concerns with China’s behavior.

Regarding this important matter, we thank you for your full and fair consideration consistent with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

Sincerely,

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

###

Walorski Helps Reintroduce Return to Work Bonus Legislation After Hosting Roundtable with Main Street Job Creators

Walorski Helps Reintroduce Return to Work Bonus Legislation After Hosting Roundtable with Main Street Job Creators

Discussion on Reopening America Included Hoosier Small Business Owner Struggling to Hire Workers Needed for Recovery

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today joined Ways and Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) in reintroducing legislation to help businesses rebuild their workforce by turning enhanced unemployment benefits into a return-to-work bonus. As the top Republican on the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee, Walorski earlier this week hosted a roundtable discussion with Main Street job creators on challenges they face in hiring the workers they need.

“Last spring, increased unemployment benefits played an important role in helping those who lost a job and – at the time – made sense as a way to reduce the economic impact of stay-at-home orders while businesses were closed,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “More than a year later, we are facing a much different situation. The U.S. economy is on the brink of a strong recovery, and Main Street businesses shouldn’t have to compete with federal unemployment benefits for workers. To rebuild our economy, we need to make sure temporary job losses don’t turn into permanent ones. As safe and effective vaccines roll out and states roll back restrictions on businesses, now is the time to reconnect workers with jobs.”

The virtual roundtable held on Wednesday featured nine Main Street job creators from across America, including Mark Owens from Argos, Ind., who has struggled to hire the workers necessary to rebuild and grow his small business. Owens is the owner of a USA Insulation franchise that serves North Central Indiana and employs six workers. He also farms 8,000 hogs and manages five semi-trucks that haul products around the country.

“We are short on workers, and I think this has a direct impact from the stimulus package and unemployment that’s out there,” Owens said. “The inability to hire people has put a burden on our business. It’s been quite the burden to have all these tools on hand and not be able to put people in the seats because nobody wants to come and work. We are fighting, today, to keep our businesses alive.”

Video of the full roundtable can be found here.

The partisan, $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act recently signed into law extended supplemental unemployment benefits of $300 per week until September 6th. The American Action Forum estimates nearly 40 percent of workers could make more on unemployment at this level than they would earn by returning to work.

According to Holly Wade, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses Research Center, businesses are having trouble filling available jobs across the country. “Job openings in February reached an all-time record high for our survey, as 40 percent of small firms have an open position that they aren’t able to currently fill,” Wade said.

The Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2021, reintroduced by Brady, Walorski, and 13 other original cosponsors, would allow states to turn enhanced unemployment benefits into a one-time return-to-work bonus of either $1,200 or $600. It would also provide support for reemployment services for laid-off workers and reinstate the federal requirement that those receiving unemployment be engaged in actively searching for a job. Walorski cosponsored similar legislation last Congress.

The Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act would:

  • Allow states to make a one-time payment of either $1,200 (full-time) or $600 (part-time) to unemployed workers who return to work prior to July 1st. The bonus would require verification of hours and earnings by the individual’s employer.
  • Provide additional support for laid off workers by accelerating a scheduled increase in funding for Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) and expanding the pool of eligible workers.
  • Reinstate the federal work search requirement for individuals receiving unemployment benefits. Last March, when many businesses were closed by government orders, Congress provided flexibility for states to waive this requirement, and waivers remain in place in 32 states.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

###

Walorski Applauds $4 Million Workforce Development Grant for Wabash County

Walorski Applauds $4 Million Workforce Development Grant for Wabash County

U.S. Department of Commerce Investment in Heartland Career Center Will Expand Career Training in Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today applauded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to expand the Heartland Career Center in Wabash County. The investment will establish a new facility to provide adult career training in health care and advanced manufacturing.

“Indiana is in a strong position to rebuild our economy because the Hoosier workforce is second to none,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “This investment in career training in Wabash County will open new opportunities in good-paying health care and advanced manufacturing jobs for Hoosier workers and drive new investment in our communities. I was honored to work with Heartland Career Center to ensure this grant was awarded where it will make a real difference in people’s lives, and I look forward to continuing to work together to renew the American Dream.”

BACKGROUND

According to the Commerce Department, which announced the grant on Monday, the funding will be matched with $1 million in local funds to help create or retain nearly 150 jobs and spur private investment in a nearby Opportunity Zone. Created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which Congress passed and President Trump signed into law in 2017, Opportunity Zones drive private investment toward economic development in economically-distressed communities nationwide.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

###

Walorski Introduces Bill to Double R&D Tax Credit

Walorski Introduces Bill to Double R&D Tax Credit

Legislation Would Boost Investment in Innovation, Expand Access to Tax Credit for Small Business Startups

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today introduced legislation to double the R&D tax credit and allow more small business startups to access the credit.

“America’s recovery from the unprecedented crisis we are facing will be driven by our innovative and entrepreneurial spirit,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “Doubling the R&D tax credit will encourage companies – especially small businesses and startups – to invest more in research and development that will unleash economic growth and prosperity. This commonsense measure will go a long way toward keeping America ahead of our global competitors and ensuring we continue to lead the world in scientific discoveries, technological breakthroughs, and cutting-edge manufacturing.”

“America can be the world leader in innovation if we focus on economic growth and making the U.S. medically independent. We have an agenda for a healthy American economy, and it starts with bringing manufacturing back to the United States–particularly on the very medical supplies and drugs we need today,” Ways and Means GOP Leader Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said. “America is going to harness innovation to cure coronavirus, return drug manufacturing to the United States, and make America healthy again. I want to thank Rep. Walorski for her leadership on this bill.”

BACKGROUND 

H.R. 7766 would double the rate for each of the options businesses have to access the research and development (R&D) tax credit.

  • Double the “Traditional” Credit to 40 Percent: For more established companies, the existing traditional credit rate – which uses a complicated formula – would double from 20 percent to 40 percent of the increase in R&D spending.
  • Double the Alternative Simplified Credit (ASC) to 28 Percent: The existing ASC rate – which uses a simpler formula – would double from 14 percent to 28 percent of the increase in R&D spending.
  • More than Double the Credit for Firms with Little Research History to 14 Percent: For companies with no history of U.S. research in the past three years, the credit would more than double from 6 percent to 14 percent of R&D spending. (The current rate would have been 7 percent if not for a prior drafting error.)
  • Double the Startup Limit to $500,000: Companies with relatively low income in the past five years can take one of the above credits as a credit against Social Security payroll taxes. The limit on the amount they may claim would double from $250,000 to $500,000.

This proposal is supported by the National Association of Manufacturers.

The full text of the legislation can be found here.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

###

Walorski: Great American Outdoors Act Will Boost RV and Boat Manufacturing, Protect Natural Resources

Walorski: Great American Outdoors Act Will Boost RV and Boat Manufacturing, Protect Natural Resources

Bipartisan Legislation Will Revitalize National Parks, Enhance Access to Public Lands, Strengthen Outdoor Recreation Industry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today voted for the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation that will revitalize our national parks, strengthen conservation efforts, support RV and boat manufacturers, and create Hoosier jobs.

“Our nation’s public lands have long been treasured sources of respite, enjoyment, and beauty available to every American, and they play a critical role in our economy,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “Hardworking Hoosiers know that better than anyone: manufacturers in northern Indiana build made-in-America outdoor recreation products, including 80 percent of the nation’s RVs. The Great American Outdoors Act will support RV and boat manufacturers and their workers, promote conservation, and revitalize our national parks so Americans can enjoy them for generations to come.”

Video of Walorski speaking on the House floor in support of the legislation is available here.

The House passed the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, by a bipartisan vote of 310 to 107. The bill now heads to the president’s desk for his signature. President Trump has expressed support for the legislation.

Walorski last week authored a guest post for the RV Industry Association in support of the Great American Outdoors Act.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

###

Get News & Updates