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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Jobs and the Economy

Congressman Evan Jenkins will work to create and protect jobs in West Virginia and bring economic opportunity back to our state. The constituents of the Third District know that many of the Obama administration policies have led directly to the loss of good-paying jobs in our region. Evan promises to take a stand against these excessive regulatory schemes and costly healthcare programs driven by the administration and D.C. bureaucrats.

Evan will strive to ensure the priorities of West Virginia families are the priorities of Congress, with a renewed emphasis on growing the economy with good-paying jobs and higher paychecks. Evan supports job training programs for the region and the state to put unemployed West Virginians back to work. He is focused on bringing a pro-growth agenda to Washington, one that will provide certainty to West Virginia businesses and create jobs for the hard-working families in the state.

In the second week of the 114th Congress, Evan voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act, which would require federal agencies to estimate the cost of alternatives to proposed regulations. It also requires them to follow additional steps when proposing “major” or “high impact” rules that have a broader impact. Further, he was an original cosponsor and a strong advocate for the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which passed the House in July. The REINS Act would allow Congress to vote on expensive regulations proposed by the EPA and other federal agencies.

One of the most important things that Congress can do to get our economy moving again is to reduce our debt and deficit. As he serves on the House Appropriations Committee, Evan’s focus will be on finding ways to cut spending in lower-priority programs. When the federal government gets its budget in balance, it provides certainty for every citizen, the nation’s businesses and the broader economy.

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More on Jobs and the Economy

January 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after President Trump signed two executive orders to expand access to rural broadband:

December 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after voting to keep the government open, provide about $3 billion in critical funding for CHIP, and bring more than $30 million in disaster aid to West Virginia:

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference report for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act:

December 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the House and Senate agreement on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act:

December 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the news that the House and Senate have reached a deal on historic tax reform legislation:

“This agreement is welcome news for West Virginians as we go into the holiday season. Next week, we will be voting on historic tax cuts that will create more jobs and put more money in the pockets of West Virginia’s families. I will carefully and thoughtfully read the final legislation to make sure it meets our goals of lowering taxes, creating jobs, and growing our economy.”

December 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act:

November 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday passed legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) to prohibit federal agencies from using flawed metrics when writing new regulations.

H.R. 3117, the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA), would prohibit the federal government from using the flawed social cost of carbon and social cost of methane metrics in the rulemaking process.

November 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) submitted testimony for the record at today’s Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) voted today to help pass the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, landmark tax reform legislation.

November 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on news that China Energy will be investing more than $83 billion in West Virginia on shale gas and infrastructure projects: