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Jobs and Economy

We need to ensure that we are taking down barriers to job creation rather than building new ones. America must be the best place in the world to do business. I will fight to lower the corporate tax rate and rein in the regulatory state so that we can encourage permanent job creation and give every American the opportunity to succeed.

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May 15, 2018 Press Release

In April, the United States unemployment rate reached 3.9% for the first time since 2000. This is a milestone for the American people and demonstrates that comprehensive tax reform and regulatory relief are working. As the economy continues to grow and the number of available jobs rises, we need every able-bodied American to come to work.

March 15, 2018 Press Release

There could not be a better time to be a job seeker in Georgia’s Third District. The American economy is booming, and Georgia is leading the pack. Businesses of all sizes are reinvesting in their communities and expanding their workforce. Time and again, I hear the same thing from business owners. This growth would not be possible without the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Trump Administration’s regulatory relief agenda.

November 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted to pass the Save Local Business Act. This bill would update the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to provide clarity on the definition of “joint employer.” This legislation would codify that a business is only a joint employer of a worker if it has direct, actual and immediate control of the employee. Ferguson is an original cosponsor of the bill.

October 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today introduced the PARTNERS Act with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.). This bill would establish a grant program to promote local partnerships to help small and medium sized businesses develop work-based learning programs. Funding for this grant would come from fees collected for H1-B visas.

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. –Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today became an original cosponsor on the Save Local Business Act when it was introduced by Education and the Workforce Subcommittee Chairman Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.). This bill would update the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to provide clarity on the definition of “joint employer.” This legislation would state that a business is only a joint employer of a worker if it has direct, actual and immediate oversight of the employee.

June 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted for the Financial CHOICE Act. This legislation would cut the regulatory burden imposed by Dodd-Frank.

“After the 2008 global financial crisis, our state experienced more bank failures than anywhere else in the nation,” said Ferguson. “Instead of creating stability and incentivizing much-needed economic growth, Dodd-Frank only continued to harm our banks and Main Street economy. It is high time for Congress to correct the mistakes of Dodd-Frank.”

A few provisions of this bill would:

May 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, Tuesday hosted a Labor Roundtable with industry leaders from the LaGrange area. The event was hosted in conjunction with the Georgia Association of Manufacturers and Mountville Mills. The meeting covered a number of issues facing Third District manufacturers including building sustainable workforce development opportunities and building a fairer, more simple tax code.

May 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), a member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, yesterday hosted a Labor Roundtable with industry leaders from the Griffin area. The event was hosted in conjunction with the Georgia Association of Manufacturers and 1888 Mills, LLC. The meeting covered a number of issues facing Third District manufacturers including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and reporting, providing benefits for employees and workforce development.

February 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today voted to block the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s (OSM) Stream Protection Rule. The rule rewrites over 400 federal regulations and threatens the coal mining industry.

February 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) today was named to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions and the Subcommittee of Workforce Protections as a part of his work on the Committee on Education and the Workforce.