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

18 Sep Press Release
  A Product of Southeast Pennsylvania, the V-22 Is Proving its Worth   By Rep. Patrick Meehan | September 18, 2013   In March of 2011, in the...
24 Jul Press Release
WASHINGTON – In a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-07) along with Rep....
11 Jun Press Release
Meehan: CH-47F Contract Saves Taxpayer Dollars Pentagon awards contract for heavy-lift helicopter built in Delaware County "Over the last 50 years,...
06 Mar Press Release
The Jobs Fair is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with companies seeking to hire full- or part-time employees. Numerous employers have already...
30 Jan Press Release
Rep. Meehan joins Delaware County Councilman John McBlain, House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (PA-09), and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A....
04 Jan Press Release
“Our leaders in the House made the right decision to quickly move this legislation forward so we can help our neighbors in need,” said Meehan. “...
01 Jan Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-07) today issued the following statement after voting for the American Taxpayer Relief Act: “Today the...
28 Nov Press Release
Former Senator Simpson and Mr. Bowles, President Clinton’s former Chief of Staff, co-chaired President Obama’s debt commission. “The only way that we will...
25 Oct Press Release
Springfield, PA – U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-07) met with several local home builders to discuss regulatory and financial challenges facing the industry...
07 Aug Press Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (PA-07) today joined federal, state and local leaders at the Port of Philadelphia to discuss progress on the...

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