Congressman Kerry Bentivolio

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Economy and Jobs

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Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2014 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act (H.R. 5231) -- which allows veteran-owned small businesses to apply for and receive unwanted government surplus or excess property.
May 7, 2014 In The News

Two Republican congressmen held a hearing in Plymouth Township Tuesday that drove home the GOP narrative that President Obama is killing small businesses through increased federal regulation.

“Many of the new regulations are designed to put me out of business,” said Janet Kaboth, president and CEO of an Alliance, Ohio, firm that makes bricks. In the past, Kaboth has spoken out on “the war on coal” by federal regulators, according to previous media reports.

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Bentivolio announces House Oversight Field Hearing in Plymouth on the impact of federal regulations on small businesses
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) announced that Oversight and Government Reform Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman John Mica will hold a hearing in Plymouth to examine the impact of federal regulations on small businesses and job creation.
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.”