Congressman Patrick Meehan

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

The greatest issue affecting our country today is the state of our economy.  Too many Pennsylvanians are out of work while many others are just getting by.  Since taking office, I have worked tirelessly to pass legislation that will put Americans back to work and get our economy back on track.

According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses—those with fewer than 500 employees—consistently create the majority of new jobs on an annual basis while employing more than half of the private sector workforce.  This growth engine is vital for getting our economy back on track, meaning that small business development and innovation is critical for our future.  It is vital that we continue to support small businesses as they find ways to grow, innovate and create jobs. Small businesses need certainty in tax rates, healthcare costs, credit availability, and many other considerations that are necessary to successfully operate a business.

Last Congress, I voted to repeal onerous tax reporting provisions and medical device taxes placed on small businesses by the President Obama’s healthcare law.  These pieces of legislation will reduce the administrative and tax burden on our local job creators and will allow hiring to increase.  I also voted for the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which eases regulations on small business expansion to promote growth.  I have also attending hearings where we investigated the regulatory burden placed on businesses by the federal government, burdens I am committed to lifting. I am committed to helping both large and small businesses in our district in an effort to create jobs and increase economic development throughout the region.

In addition to passing this legislation to encourage job creation, I am committed to working in our district to help people find those jobs.  I was honored to host a jobs fair along with Penn State Brandywine that was attended by 600 job seekers and more than 30 employers.  Resources are also available on this website to assist those looking for employment, and I encourage you to review them.

More on Economy and Jobs

22 Mar Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Wa.) this week introduced the Higher Education Loan Payments (HELP) for...
22 Mar Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) introduced the Domestic Research Enhancement Act of 2017, H.R. 1234, which  modernizes the research and...
16 Mar Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) today issued the following statement on the White House’s budget request: “Budgets are about priorities, and...
15 Mar Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) today joined 16 of his fellow Republicans in the House of Representative to introduce a resolution that calls...
24 Jan Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) today highlighted the personal stories of Pennsylvania families struggling under the Affordable Care Act in a...
23 Aug Page
Congressman Patrick Meehan's 7th Congressional District Job Fair Saturday, September 10th, 2016 10:00am -- 2:00pm *Admission to the Job Fair Is Free*  ...
14 Jul Press Release
WASHINGTON – Four bills authored by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) are on their way to the President’s desk for his signature today after all received broad...
24 Jun Press Release
Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) today praised the unveiling of “A Better Way to Do Tax Reform”, a blueprint for efforts by Republicans in the House of...
13 May Press Release
The House of Representatives this week approved legislation that codifies federal support for veterans’ treatment courts, specialized court systems that help...
31 Mar Press Release
Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) this week unveiled the Tuition Use Information Transparently Identified Online (TUITION) Act, which requires colleges and...

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