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

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.

Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the USDA’s recent decision to halt fresh Brazilian beef imports into the U.S.

Jun 22, 2017 In The News

As Republican leadership vows to push forward with federal tax reform, some members of their party are urging them to pair the potentially high-profile piece of legislation with infrastructure investment.

At a panel discussion Wednesday with other lawmakers about the future of American infrastructure, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said he believes that such a pairing could help Republicans stand on solid footing as they approach midterm elections next year.

May 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Darren Soto (D-FL) introduced the United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act, (H.R. 2659). This bipartisan bill authorizes the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) program, founded 40 years ago.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho’s (R-FL) efforts to secure funding for the Jacksonville Harbor deep dredge navigation project have paid off. In the recently released President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2018, funds have been allocated for this project. Congressman Yoho released the following statement:

Apr 4, 2017 In The News

With the Trump administration pulling the United States out of the  Trans-Pacific Partnership when it took office in January, a Florida Republican is looking for closer trade relations with one of the Asian nations that had been part of it. 

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-3), Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), and Congressman John K. Delaney (D-MD-6) introduced a pair of bipartisan infrastructure bills using revenues from international tax reform to upgrade America’s infrastructure. Congressman Yoho and Congressman Delaney introduced The Infrastructure 2.0 Act, legislation that includes the AIF and provides additional long-term revenues to stabilize and expand the Highway Trust Fund.

Feb 9, 2017 In The News

If there is one over-arching conclusion that can be drawn from the first two weeks of the Donald Trump administration, it’s that President Trump aims to keep the promises he made to his voters during the 2016 campaign.  The degree to which Trump is striving to keep those promises is nearly-unheard of (Americans had come to expect that once a politician becomes elected to office, that politician abandons many of the campaign promises that were made, or severely compromises him).

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 5303: Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This bill will create jobs and build up America’s water resource infrastructure. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after his vote:

“Roughly $230 billion dollars worth of cargo is moved through the nation’s waterways annually. Today’s passage of the Water Recourses Development Act authorizes important Army Corps of Engineers water projects that ensure the movement of that cargo.