|Jobs and the Economy|
Rebuilding our economy, creating jobs, and fighting for the middle class have been Congressman Hoyer’s top priorities during this time of economic recovery. He was a strong proponent of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which has been credited with creating more than two million jobs, and has fought for middle class families while Republicans are protecting the wealthiest among us by refusing to ask them to contribute their fair share.
America’s manufacturing sector has led our economic recovery, and Congressman Hoyer introduced and is working to enact the Make It In America plan to help build on that momentum. The Make It In America plan will strengthen manufacturing so that American companies can grow and create jobs here in the U.S. It focuses on supporting small businesses, increasing competitiveness, and prioritizing investments in key areas like education, infrastructure, and innovation.
Knowing that small business is the backbone of our economy, Congressman Hoyer has strongly supported legislation to give tax credits to small businesses who hire new employees, restore the flow of credit to small businesses, extend the important R&D tax credit, and help stop corporations from sending American jobs overseas. He also helped pass legislation to create jobs through innovative programs that increase home energy efficiency and spurring the American auto industry.
Congressman Hoyer has also worked to help those who are out of work through no fault of their own. He has supported efforts to extend unemployment insurance to those actively looking for work – which is also a proven method of boosting local economies.