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hear from my constituents about the excessive time and cost they spend doing taxes with our overly complicated, outdated tax code.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 Army Corps of Engineers included money for modernizing and upgrading the Soo Locks in its FY19 work plan:
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Scandalous headlines and salacious allegations dominate the news cycle, while substantive discussions of public policy take a backseat. Drama-driven political debate is not concerned with economic growth or small business expansion or job creation, when in fact they’re all intimately connected to our financial well-being.
Shelby Township, MI – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law S.301, America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill that authorizes America’s water resources and infrastructure projects.
Shelby Township, MI – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the United States, Mexico, and Canada announced an agreement was reached on the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement today after voting in favor of three bills he cosponsored, the American Innovation Act (H.R. 6756), the Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757), and the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act (H.R.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the House concurred with the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill now moves to President Trump for signature.
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.
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
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:
WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon following passage of H.R. 1625, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018: