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More Good Economic News

September 15, 2018
e-Newsletter Archive

More Good Economic News

Tim Walberg Manufacturing

Week after week, we keep seeing more encouraging economic news. This week, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released data showing small business optimism set a new record in their survey’s 45-year history. In addition, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that median household income last year climbed to its highest level ever. Visit to learn more about our work to grow the economy, create good-paying jobs, and improve people's lives.

Improving Water Infrastructure

This week, the House passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act by a unanimous vote. This bipartisan legislation will expedite infrastructure projects and strengthen harbors and ports throughout our state—like the Port of Monroe—which are important drivers of job creation and economic growth.  I’m pleased the House and Senate came to this agreement that will directly benefit the Great Lakes economy in so many ways.

Walberg, Dingell Energy Bill Passes House

The House also unanimously passed legislation I introduced with Rep. Debbie Dingell to help reduce unnecessary paperwork burdens and bring down energy prices for Michigan families. The cost of energy plays a big part in the family budget each month, and this bipartisan bill will help free up energy producers to focus their resources on giving consumers access to affordable and reliable energy, instead of getting caught up in unnecessary and unintended red tape.

Protecting Medicaid Beneficiaries from Abuse

Medicaid Fraud Control Units are a vital instrument of justice for rooting out fraud and protecting beneficiaries from abuse. My bipartisan legislation, which is supported by the National Association of Attorneys General, will improve the ability of these units to investigate patient abuse or neglect. I was pleased to see our bill advance unanimously through the Energy and Commerce Committee this week, and I look forward to its timely consideration on the House floor.

Monroe County Learning Bank

The Monroe County Learning Bank is a wonderful asset to our community. It was a privilege to stop by this week to visit with students and staff and present them with a donation of books from the Library of Congress.