Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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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.

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More on Economy and Jobs

Jul 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) voted no to save millions of minimum wage jobs. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates the Raising Unemployment for American Workers Act- H.R. 582, would cause 3.7 million workers to lose their jobs by 2025.  The CBO states this will lead to higher unemployment especially among ‘those lower in socioeconomic status and teenagers.’ Congressman Yoho gave the following statement:

Sep 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement after the House passed a package of bills referred to as Tax Reform 2.0:

Aug 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced its new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule:

Aug 8, 2018 In The News

Puerto Rico is the biggest market opportunity for America's growing natural gas industry, and Jacksonville, which ships almost 90 percent of Puerto Rico's goods and already exports liquefied natural gas to the island, is primed to corner that market. That was the consensus reached by Congressional representatives, industry leaders and even the CEO of Puerto Rico's energy authority at Tuesday's American LNG Summit at the Cecil Center.

Puerto Rico is in the midst of rebuilding its beleaguered power grid, which was neglected for years before Hurricane Maria devastated it last fall.

Jun 19, 2018 In The News

Now they’re going to have jobs in Marion Oaks.’

The County Commission on Tuesday accepted the state Department of Economic Opportunity’s plan to put up $5.5 million to help development of the Cross Florida Commerce Park on County Road 484 west of Interstate 75.

The money will be used to widen CR 484, build a road into the property, and extend utility lines.

The county’s five-year capital improvement plan includes $6 million in matching funds to help on widening CR 484.

Jun 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement after hearing the Army Corps of Engineers announced they would include approximately $32.389 million in funding in their 2018 Work Plan in support of the JAXPORT Harbor deep dredge navigation project.

“Today’s announcement is welcome news for JAXPORT, our district, and our local and state economy. I am honored the administration granted our request, and I am proud of our office’s efforts to help secure these funds.

Nov 14, 2017 In The News

The United States tax code has over 70,000 pages and roughly 3 to 4 million words. It is complicated, filled with special-interest loopholes, makes our companies less competitive and costs Americans countless hours in productivity just to file their returns. House Republicans want to change all of that.

Nov 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement on the recent GOP Tax reform proposal introduced by the Ways and Means Committee.

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to repeal the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation.

Jun 23, 2017 In The News

Take a step back and listen.

That’s important advice to anyone working in Washington, but especially to those of us fortunate enough to represent our friends and neighbors in the halls of Congress.

And nowhere does that ring clearer than within the agricultural community. With less than 2 percent of Americans directly involved in production agriculture, the few caretakers of our land and natural resources are a critical source of knowledge about what is and isn’t working in U.S. agricultural policy.