Earlier this week, Bill toured Industrial Innovations, a leading manufacturer of sprayers and proportional mixers, based in Grandville. During the visit, Bill discussed the bipartisan Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act which shrunk the size of the federal government by eliminating 15 duplicative and ineffective workforce training programs and replacing the outdated structure with a single, more efficient and worker-friendly program.
Bill also talked about the importance of making sure policies in Washington support Michigan manufacturers who are looking to grow and hire more employees. In fact, the head of Industrial Innovations asked Bill about a specific tax provision that would allow small businesses to deduct the cost of purchasing new equipment from their taxes so they can invest, expand, and create new jobs. This very provision is one of the more than 40 House-passed jobs bills that is currently stuck in the Senate because Harry Reid refuses to hold a vote on it.
H.R. 4457 – America’s Small Business Tax Relief would create a permanent fix for small businesses and passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support. As a small business owner himself, Bill understands how the policies coming out of Washington impact small businesses across Michigan. H.R. 4457 would provide job creators with certainty so they can design their business plan with confidence and know that Washington isn’t going to be changing the rules every other year on them.
You can read more about Bill’s visit to Industrial Innovations in the Grand Rapids Press and you can learn more about how Bill and his colleagues are working to create a pro-growth environment where Michigan small businesses can flourish HERE.