Economy and Jobs
North Florida has been hit hard by unemployment. Getting Floridians, and the rest of America, back to work is one of the reasons I came to Congress. In order to create jobs, we must get the federal government out of the way. Too often, job creation falls victim to over-regulation and red-tape. Small businesses are uniquely affected by the burden of over-regulation, and we must create an atmosphere of certainty and stability for these job creators. I am in favor of reducing red-tape and eliminating job-killing regulation from agencies that have run wild with administrative power. Congress must reassert our role in this process and reign in these agencies. I am in favor of eliminating the practice of "legislation by regulation" and bringing accountability to these departments. I am a co-founder and co-chair of the Freshman Regulatory Reform Caucus. This group was started to put an end to these costly rules and get Americans working again.
Strong tax reform is also needed to bring jobs back to the United States. Businesses need stability in order to hire and our current tax structure brings anything but that. I am in favor of the FairTax, Flat Tax, and other tax reform proposals that bring certainty and ease to our tax structure. Government should create an atmosphere that makes it easier to create private sector jobs--not harder.
More on Economy and Jobs
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2017 budget request:
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted yes on H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act. H.R. 8 will help make sure America remains the leader in energy production; modernizing our energy infrastructure, protect our electricity system, strengthen our energy security, and improve the nation’s energy efficiency and government accountability. Congressman Yoho released the following statement after his vote:
After nearly a decade of secret negotiations, twelve Asia- Pacific countries reached a historic free trade agreement on Oct. 5, 2015. The goal of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is to reduce and eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers on goods, services and agriculture throughout the Pacific Rim. Additionally, this agreement establishes trade rules that directly address global economic issues and expand on current World Trade Organization commitments. All of this sounds good, but is it?
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted against Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 719 – Continuing Resolution for FY2016. Congressman Yoho released the following statement after his vote:
Washington, DC – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted to put America on a solid fiscal foundation by voting in favor of the House Republican budget for fiscal year 2016. The Republican budget cuts spending by $5.5 trillion – higher than any previous House Budget Committee proposal – and balances the budget in less than 10 years without raising taxes. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after his vote.
The President plans to issue an Executive Order on immigration today. One needs to ask, what are the President’s motives for moving quickly on this before the new group of legislators—that America elected—take office? The President should honor the will of the people, wait until the new Congress and work with us just as the Constitution intended.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) voted to create jobs by voting in favor of H.R. 5682 – To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. The bipartisan bill passed easily by a vote of 252 – 161. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after the vote.
ALACHUA — Coqui RadioPharmaceuticals announced Tuesday that it has selected the city of Alachua to build its $250 million medical radioisotope production facility, expected to employ 164 people at an average salary of nearly $75,000.
The 100,000-square-foot facility will be built on 25 acres of land owned by the University of Florida Foundation south of Progress Park, between County Road 241 and San Felasco Hammock State Preserve.
Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) offered two amendments to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act -H.R. 4923. His first amendment would limit the administration’s ability to create and enforce rules that would increase the cost of electricity and decrease the U.S. grid’s reliability. Chairman Simpson (R-Idaho) expressed appreciation and a willingness to work with Congressman Yoho in including similar language in the final bill.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America That Works Act of 2014- HR 4899. This bill will responsibly develop our domestic oil and natural gas resources. By expanding our domestic energy production, we will be addressing our rising energy costs and helping create good-paying American jobs. This in turn will strengthen our economy and improve our energy security. The Congressman released the following statement following his vote: