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Congressman Paul Mitchell

Representing the 10th District of Michigan


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hear from my constituents about the excessive time and cost they spend doing taxes with our overly complicated, outdated tax code.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

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
November 16, 2017 Press Release
“Throughout this process, I have advocated for a tax reform plan that will benefit all Americans, from families living paycheck to paycheck, to small business owners struggling to make their dream a reality. I am proud to vote for a tax reform plan that does just that. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act allows Americans to keep more of their hard-earned dollars and improves local economies by keeping money in communities instead of handing it to Washington bureaucrats,”
November 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, Representative Mitchell (MI-10) and Republicans in the Michigan Delegation released a video detailing how the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” will benefit all Americans. 

November 14, 2017 Video
November 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement upon the introduction of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

October 26, 2017 Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after voting for the FY 2018 Budget, H.Con.Res. 71: