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

11 Sep Press Release
Letter to the Editor: Congress shouldn’t act on American oil exports   Thursday, September 10, 2015     To the Times: We’ve heard...
04 Sep Press Release
Please join Congressman Pat Meehan for a Free Job Fair Congressman Pat Meehan’s Job Fair Saturday, September 12, 2015 10 am – 2 pm Haverford High School...
27 Jul Press Release
Senate should pass 21st Century Cures bill By Pat Meehan, Delaware County Daily Times Guest Columnist | July 25, 2015...
22 Jul Press Release
In Case You Missed It Advocates Call For Bill That Could Help Cure Disease, Find Better Treatments There’s federal legislation in the works that could...
10 Jul Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, landmark legislation which reforms and expands American...
29 Jun Press Release
Congressman Meehan aboard the USACE Dredge McFarland on June 29, 2015 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) today joined Rep. Donald...
25 Jun Press Release
Legislation prohibits overseas customs facilities that threaten American jobs WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Homeland Security today approved H.R....
18 Jun Press Release
Video of Meehan Urges Repeal of Device Tax Congressman Meehan spoke on the House floor on June 17 urging repeal of the medical device tax   WASHINGTON...
02 Jun Press Release
“Like Putting Sandbags on the Wings of the Wright Brothers” ICYMI: Meehan leads push as House panel votes to repeal health law’s medical device tax...
18 Mar Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Patrick Meehan (R-PA) joined Reps. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Chris Collins (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) in...

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