WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) spoke on the House floor about President Biden’s disastrous economic policies and the need to incentivize people to get back to work.

For video of the remarks, go here.

Below is her speech as delivered:


Madam Speaker, I rise today to be the voice for business owners in my district who again have been kicked-while-they are down by this administration.

This Majority, and President Biden, insist people need more unemployment benefits. This is a lie. There’s a record number of open jobs, more than 8 million, across our country. And yet, we saw only 266,000 people return to work last month.

That means this administration is incentivizing people not to work. For President Biden to suggest we need to spend another $4 trillion on the backs of our children and grandchildren to get people back to work is insane.

The jobs are there. The incentives to take those jobs are not. This nationwide problem is impacting Michiganders. In fact, the biggest complaint I hear from business owners is not about COVID restrictions, mask mandates, or vaccines. They need workers.     

I am calling on the Speaker to go out to her district and learn what business owners actually need. They don’t need more money, they don’t need more stimulus, they need employees!

Every day that goes by, more and more employers will be forced to close their doors for good if this Congress doesn’t act. We need to stop compounding this Biden-made-problem and fix this issue now. I yield back.