Economy and Jobs

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The American economy needs a boost. A thriving economy provides good-paying jobs to hard-working people across our region. Unfortunately, the economy has been struggling in recent years. By supporting policies that improve America’s economic conditions, we will lead more families to good-paying jobs and a positive outlook for future generations.

Major policy initiatives like reforming the nation’s broken tax code, removing unnecessary burdens on small businesses, and support our manufacturing and energy sectors are critical to jumpstarting our stagnating economy.

As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, I have worked for the past seven years on tax reform. By reforming our tax code, we will set up a system that puts more money in American’s pockets and makes the business environment one of the best in the world. This is why I support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will deliver a $1,600 tax cut to a typical family in our region, as well as establish a competitive small business and international business environment.

But revenue is only one side of the equation, the nation must also get its spending in order. This is why I sponsor legislation such as my Buy Smarter and Save Act of 2017 that would reduce costs for federal agencies.

I will continue to fight to ensure that our federal government makes our economy stronger.

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