Our economy can do better than it has in recent years. In order to grow, we need to reform our tax code, strengthen workforce training programs, and ensure we have a smart regulatory system.
I frequently hear from my constituents about the excessive time and cost they spend doing taxes with our overly complicated, outdated tax code. The last major tax reform was passed in 1986 during the Reagan administration. In the last 30 years, we have seen the development of computers, the Internet, and cell phones. Yet, the tax code hasn’t been updated to reflect the modern world. I strongly support efforts to update and simplify our tax code to ease the burden on individuals, families, farmers, and businesses.
We also need to ensure our workforce is prepared for our modern economy. Prior to serving in Congress, I had a career in workforce training. I support career training programs because I have seen firsthand how job training can change the life of an individual and their family by setting them on the path to success.
We cannot regulate our way to a strong economy. The opposite is true: governmental overreach cripples the economy. From my years of running a business, I have firsthand knowledge of how excessive regulations make it harder to succeed. While some regulation is necessary, we need to ensure that the regulations we do have in place are smart: that they are necessary, designed efficiently and have the put the least possible strain on those trying to make the economy move.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report predicting massive job losses if the federal minimum wage was increased to $15.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after General Motors Co. announced a $150 million investment in the Flint Assembly plant to increase production of heavy-duty pickups by 40,000 vehicles a year. Additionally, the plant has added 1,000 new jobs in the last year, bringing the plant’s employment to more than 5,000.
Shelby Township, Mich. – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon regarding recent trade developments between the United States and Mexico.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement upon release of the Statement of Administrative Action for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the announcement that steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico were being lifted:
“Lifting steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico signifies we are one step closer to our goal of making trade fairer worldwide. I have been deeply engaged on this issue, and I will continue working with my colleagues in Congress, the White House, and our trade negotiators to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and future trade deals that protect American workers and products.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon regarding the Soo Locks modernization project and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the president’s budget proposal.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today reintroduced the Protecting Our Children’s Future Act to replace the broken Congressional budget process in an effort to rein in spending, control the national debt, and make the process work more efficiently.
As your representative in Congress, I want to share a recent bipartisan op-ed I wrote with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) in The Hill about Congress' need to avoid future government shutdowns: