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Congressman Paul Mitchell

Representing the 10th District of Michigan

Economy

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hear from my constituents about the excessive time and cost they spend doing taxes with our overly complicated, outdated tax code.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. 

More on Economy

June 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mitchell released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers released its Director’s Report on the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. In the report, the Army Corps of Engineers recalculated its previous benefit-cost analysis, and issued a revised score of 2.42. As the benefit-cost analysis number produced exceeds 1.0, the upgrading of the Soo Locks can now be included in the Water Resources Development Act, and future authorization and budgeting steps can move forward.

May 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing of S.J.Res.57, A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.” This law, passed under the Congressional Review Act, repeals the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) 2013 indirect auto lending guidance, which was put in place in violation

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  This morning, the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 which included language offered by Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) affirming the national security importance of the Soo Locks.

 

Upon the passage of the legislation, Congressman Mitchell released the following statement:

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon following passage of H.R. 1625, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018:

 

March 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10) introduced The Tax Cuts and Jobs Middle Class Enhancement Act, which makes bonuses stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax free, makes individual tax cuts permanent, increases the standard deduction and more.

 

March 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today introduced legislation to fundamentally reform the broken Congressional budget process in an effort to rein in spending, control the national debt, and make the process work more efficiently.

 

February 15, 2018 Page

The American workforce must be ready to meet our nation’s expanding infrastructure needs. During President Trump’s State of the Union Address, he stressed an overhaul of our nation’s aging infrastructure as a national priority, as well as the need to prepare Americans to fill the millions of jobs that will be created by a major rebuilding of our infrastructure. The Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS Act) helps achieve this goal through partnerships that encourage industry growth, and improve worker training, placement, and retention.

February 7, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) introduced H.R. 4942, the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act, which encourages partnerships to prepare the American workforce to modernize and expand the nation’s aging infrastructure systems.

 

January 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, Representative Mitchell released the following statement after Fiat Chrysler announced it will invest more than $1 billion in Warren Michigan, add 2,500 new jobs, and pay $2,000 bonuses to 60,000 hourly and salaried employees due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

December 19, 2017 Video