Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Economy and Jobs

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More on Economy and Jobs

Apr 16, 2014
Blog Post

By: Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

One of the trademarks of President Barack Obama’s time in office has been high unemployment and the economic suffering of too many Americans. Because of the failure of Obama’s economic policies, millions of Americans — and many Michiganders — have relied on unemployment insurance, continuously extended by Congress, to make end’s meet during their long-term unemployment.

Apr 3, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas and ACU Foundation Chairman Carly Fiorina honored Rep. Kerry Bentivolio as an “ACU Conservative” for his achievements in the 2013 ACU Ratings of Congress, the 43rd edition of the conservative ratings guide.  Since 1971, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization has annually graded Members of Congress based on their votes on key conservative issues.

Mar 26, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, along with other members of the Republican Study Committee, unveiled the JOBS Act – Jumpstarting Opportunities with Bold Solutions. The Protect Small Business Jobs Act, which he introduced on February 15, 2013, serves as a major portion of this proposed legislation aimed at spurring job creation and economic growth by removing government burdens that hold American job creators back. Congressman Bentivolio released the following statement:

Feb 12, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio invites all high school students from the Michigan's 11th Congressional District to participate in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. “The House STEM App Challenge” is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their involvement in STEM education fields. 

The competition is a nationwide event where high school students design an "app", also known as a software application, for a mobile phone, tablet, or computer device.

Nov 27, 2013
Press Release

Rep. Bentivolio cosponsors Employee Rights Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11), announced his cosponsorship of the Employee Rights Act (H.R. 3485) today. This legislation empowers American workers and shields them from unfair treatment in the workplace.

“Workers should not be forced to join a union against their will,” said Rep. Bentivolio. “They deserve the freedom to choose and the privacy of a secret ballot, especially when the outcome could put their employment status at risk.”

Nov 21, 2013
In The News

With Boeing involved in a contract dispute with machinists at its Seattle home, U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, thinks the aircraft maker could find a very suitable new home in Michigan.

“Michigan may not have the coffee Seattle does, but what we do have is highly skilled, hardworking people with a rich history in manufacturing,” Bentivolio said in the letter dated Wednesday to Boeing CEO W. James McNerney Jr.

“We put the 20th century on the road,” he wrote. “We’d love to have the opportunity to put the 21st century in the air.”

Nov 19, 2013

As a former soldier who served in both the Vietnam and Iraq War, I can tell you that our veterans often find it difficult to transition from military to civilian life. Workplace skill training can be a lifesaver for many of our veterans making the move from our armed services to the private sector.

Too many of our soldiers are finding it difficult to find jobs when they return from overseas. It’s time to help them out.

Oct 30, 2013
Press Release

Today, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Veteran’s Entry to Apprenticeship Act, H.R. 3384. This act amends current law, specifically Title 38, to allow veterans to use their educational benefits for enrollment in pre-apprenticeship programs.

Oct 15, 2013
Blog Post

Dear Constituents,

The partial shut-down is now entering its third week. 

Even while the chambers disagree on the continuing spending resolution, the House did pass bills to fund:

Oct 1, 2013
Press Release
Dear Constituent,
The situation in Washington is hectic, and conditions are changing quickly, but I wanted to take a moment to give you a quick update on where things stand right now.
First and foremost: the shut-down will not affect Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security payments.   And yesterday, Congress unanimously passed legislation ensuring military members, some federal civilian personnel, and some federal contractors their pay even if funds for other government operations expire.