Fighting for American Jobs Against Democrats’ War on Work

Democrats have declared war on work and Main Street businesses with policies that pay workers more to stay home than work. As a result, Main Street businesses are struggling to reopen and hire. Here’s what you need to know:

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Main Street America In Their Own Words:

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9/17/2021: BRADY: Dems’ Dangerous Expansion of the Welfare State Will Kill Jobs, Drive Up Bidenflation

Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Fox News and CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss Democrats are not finished . He also warned against Democrats’ handouts to the wealthy and their push for a more invasive, supercharged IRS.

9/14/2021: BRADY: Never Has Our Government Wasted So Much to Kill So Many American Jobs

“Never has our government wasted so much to kill so many American jobs, drive prices even higher, and hook a whole new generation of the poor on government dependency,” top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) said while opening the third day of the full committee hearing on Democrats’ job killing tax hikes and wasteful spending.

9/14/2021: Democrats’ Crippling $3 Trillion Tax Hike on Working Families and Small Biz Kills Jobs and Cures

Democrats are moving forward with their $3 trillion tax increase on working families and small businesses to fund the greatest expansion of the welfare state in most of our lifetimes. Worse, it even wastes tax dollars on subsidies to the wealthy and special interests. Here is a quick run-through of some of the worst parts of this bill.

9/12/2021: Bidenflation Continues to Burn Small Businesses

So-called “transitory” inflation reaches all time high at 8.3 percent.

9/10/2021: WALORSKI: Dems Punt on & Worsen Broken Forever Programs with $3.5 Trillion Welfare Expansion

Democrats’ $3.5 trillion massive expansion of the welfare state will devastate our jobs recovery and fail our most vulnerable families and children, top Republican of the Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) warned.

9/9/2021: WALORSKI: Dems Push Cradle-to-Grave Washington Control over Americans’ Lives, Work, & Family Decisions

Top Republican on the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) spoke out against Democrats’ crippling $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending package noting that Democrats’ dangerous expansion of the welfare state will give Washington more control over Americans’ family decisions.

9/3/2021: Brady: More than Covid to Blame for Terrible August Jobs Report–Biden’s Worker-less Recovery Hammering Main Street & Families

Biden Jobs Deficit More than Doubles to 627k Jobs Short of Promises.

8/31/2021: Brady: Families, Small Biz Will Suffer Under Democrats’ Tax Hikes, Dangerous Expansion of Welfare State

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined Fox Businesses’ “The Evening Edit” and Mario Bartiromo’s “Wall Street” to discuss the tax fight facing Congress – and how Democrats are set to raise crippling taxes that will devastate American workers, middle-class families, and small businesses.

8/31/2021:Brady, Crapo, Walorski Urge GAO to Investigate Fraudulent Activity in COVID Unemployment Insurance Programs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) must investigate the greatest theft of American tax dollars in the nation’s history, according to a new letter by U.S. House Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN). Despite fraud in COVID unemployment insurance programs crossing multiple federal agency jurisdictions, no single entity has determined the actual scope or severity of unemployment fraud. Taxpayers need to know how much fraud has occurred and what actions are necessary to prevent future fraud, which takes resources away from those in need and puts them in the pockets of criminals.

8/27/2021: Brady: Prices Rose the Highest in 30 Years in July

Families’ Budgets Shrinking Every Month President Biden in Office.

8/20/2021: Brady: Stronger Return to Work in States that Ended Biden Anti-Work Unemployment Bonuses

The Labor Department’s State Employment and Unemployment report confirms that GOP governors who answered House Republicans’ call to end unemployment bonuses that paid many jobless more to stay home than to work are seeing greater job gains in their states.

8/11/2021: Bidenflation Continues to Shrink Families’ Paychecks

For cash-strapped American families, higher prices are here to stay – and will only continue to rise with Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending spree.

8/10/2021: Middle Class Families Brace for President Biden’s Tax Hikes

New data from the Survey of Consumer Expectations shows middle-class families preparing to be hit by Biden’s tax hikes.

8/10/2021: Unfilled Jobs Crushing Main Street Hits New Record Under Biden’s Economic Policies

Democrats do more to keep American workers on the sidelines than helping Main Street businesses recover.

8/10/2021: CNN: Analysis Shows Bidenflation Is Hitting Workers in Higher Prices, Lower Wages

President Biden’s reckless spending has caused prices to surge for working families and Main Street businesses. With prices at the grocery store and at the pump rising twice as fast as paychecks, families are falling behind.

CNN reports that inflation-adjusted compensation means that even workers who saw their paychecks increase in the last year saw a decrease in real compensation due to Bidenflation sending prices soaring.

8/6/2021: Brady on July Jobs Report: Movement on Closing Biden Jobs Gap Boosted by Ending Unemployment Bonuses

President Biden still nearly 300,000 jobs short of stimulus projections.

7/30/2021: Bidenflation Surge Fastest Gain in Prices Since 1991

Prices faced by working families and small businesses to shoot up 3.5 percent

7/30/2021: STUDY: GOP Governors Rejecting Dems’ Expanded UI Bonuses Is Key to Jobs Recovery

With the July jobs report on the horizon, some gains are being made thanks to Republican governors rejecting President Biden’s devastating economic policies that are crushing Main Street.

7/29/2021: Biden’s ‘Jobs Plan’ Costs Taxpayers $2.3 Million Per Job Over Next Decade

The last thing Americans need is higher taxes to pay for President Biden’s reckless spending spree.

7/28/2021: Brady: Poorly Designed COVID Unemployment Program Led to Greatest Theft of Tax Dollars in American History

Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) today joined Matt Weidinger of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to discuss the billions of taxpayer dollars that have been stolen by criminal fraudsters since the pandemic began, and Republicans’ efforts to recover lost unemployment benefits and prevent future fraud.

7/27/2021: Walorski: The Dignity of Work Uplifts Families

On the 25th Anniversary of Welfare Reform, Republicans Are Putting Forward Pro-Worker, Pro-Growth Solutions.

7/27/2021: Brady: Dems Want $3.5 Trillion Expansion of the Welfare State

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) today joined Bloomberg Business to warn that while Republicans want an infrastructure bill, they won’t support a $3.5 trillion expansion of the welfare state.

7/27/2021: Bidenflation Won’t Stop Democrats’ Runaway Spending

White House, Congressional Dems are out of touch with the challenges facing cash-strapped middle-class.

7/20/2021: America’s Struggling Families Need Good-Paying Jobs, Not More Emergency Spending and Endless Government Checks

Today, on the 25th anniversary of the successful bipartisan welfare reform that created Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Top Republican on the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), held a Republican roundtable examining anti-poverty welfare reforms that can further improve TANF and promote personal responsibility, time limits on eligibility, and work requirements.

7/19/2021: Rep. Brady, Senator Daines Reintroduce Welfare Reform Bill

House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) today reintroduced the “Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act” or “JOBS for Success Act,” to help low-income families find work by providing job training and other resources to help parents secure good-paying jobs.

7/14/2021: CBO Shows Bidenflation Surges Over Forecasts as Experts Sound Alarms

Economic experts are catching up with what cash-strapped families have known for months: Bidenflation isn’t as transitory as the White House claims. In fact, the inflation in June skyrocketed past the Congressional Budget Office’s expectations by nearly 3 percentage points.

7/13/2021: With Bidenflation on the Rise, American Families are Falling Behind

With consumer prices at a 13-year high, Bidenflation is growing faster than paychecks, wiping out workers’ wage gains, and leaving American families behind. Even former Obama-Biden economic czar Steven Rattner has admitted that wage increases will ‘mean nothing’ for American families if inflation increases.

7/2/2021: Even With June Report, Biden Falls Nearly 700K Jobs Short of His Own Jobs Promises

Now that the June jobs report is in, and four months after Congress passed the President’s $1.9 trillion “jobs” plan, how do President Biden’s jobs numbers compare to the White House’s preferred jobs projections?

The answer: He’s 697,000 jobs short.

6/24/2021: Brady: The Federal Government “Can’t Become the Olive Garden of Never-Ending Government Checks”

Today, the Top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke on the House floor regarding the state of the U.S. economy.

5/7/2021: After Dismal Jobs Report U.S. Chamber Sounds Alarm on Democrats’ Extended Unemployment Benefits

After Democrats’ devastating job’s report, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce  joined State Governors, Main Street businesses, and other constituent groups in sounding the alarm that federal unemployment benefits are keeping Americans on the sidelines. The Chamber of Commerce called for an end to the $300 weekly jobless aid in President Biden’s runaway spending package.

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4/27/2021: Brady Applauds Senate Republican Back to Work Bonus Legislation

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) applauded U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sens. Jim Risch (R-ID) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) for introducing the Back to Work Bonus Act to help Main Street businesses struggling to find workers.

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4/26/2021: Experts: Low-Income Workers in Jeopardy by Democrats’ War on Work

Main Street businesses and job creators are eager to hire back their workers, but Democrats’ expanded unemployment benefits are crushing their hiring efforts.

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4/20/2021: Walorski on Newsmax: Let’s Get Americans Back to Work

Top Republican on the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Rep. Walorski (R-IN) appeared on Newsmax to discuss how enhanced unemployment benefits are making it difficult for businesses to hire workers and Republicans’ Back to Work Bonus Act.

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4/19/2021: Main Street America: Expanded UI Benefits Are Crushing Our Hiring Efforts

Main Street businesses are having trouble reopening because unemployment insurance benefits have discouraged Americans from returning to work, according to a new NBC Nightly News report.

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4/12/2021: LETTER: Biden Must Stop Wasting Americans’ Tax Dollars in Fraud & Improper Payments

At the very moment Democrats are pushing to raise job-killing taxes and make the expanded refundable Child Tax Credit permanent, billions of taxpayer dollars are already being lost in improper payments in a similar program.

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3/26/2021: Brady Introduces Return to Work Bonus Legislation

This bill will help local businesses rebuild their workforce quickly by turning enhanced unemployment benefits into a back-to-work bonus that will provide a bump to workers and help accelerate our economic recovery.

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3/24/2021: REPUBLICAN MEETING: Main Street Businesses Seek Relief from Democrats’ War on Work

Main Street employers shared their experiences with how enhanced unemployment benefits have discouraged Americans from returning to work and slowed the re-opening of the American economy during a public Ways and Means panel hosted by Republican Leader for the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN).

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6/5/2020: Brady: Return To Work Bonus Crucial For Economic Recovery

In light of the Labor Department’s May jobs report, top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) called on Congress to pass his Return to Work bonus proposal.

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6/3/2020: Brady’s Return to Work Bonus Proposal Gains Steam

What people are saying about Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX)’s Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020.

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6/1/2020: Brady Introduces Return To Work Bonus Legislation

Top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020. This bill will help local businesses rebuild their workforce quickly by turning these unemployment benefits into a back-to-work bonus that will provide a bump to workers and help accelerate our economic recovery.

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5/29/2020: Brady Discusses Return to Work Bonus Proposal on Squawk Box

House Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to talk about how we help Americans get back to work through a “return to work” bonus.

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