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Getting our fiscal house in order
In the midst of a global pandemic, America’s growing debt is one of the most pressing issues facing our nation. The Comptroller General of the United States and the head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), officials Congress relies on to report on the fiscal state of America, have repeatedly warned that America’s current financial path is “unsustainable” with economic growth rates they expect.
With America’s national debt blowing past the $30 trillion debt mark, Congress has taken action to increase economic growth by passing a historic tax cut and eliminating unnecessary regulations. In 2018, I was recognized by the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), an organization representing over 4.5 million workers, as one of two Congressional American Trade Heroes for my efforts to protect American industry from parasitic trade relationships. I am also working hard to limit the flow of immigrants who stress our welfare system and compete with American citizens for jobs.
As the economy regrows from the coronavirus crisis, we must take action to curtail the growth of spending. During my tenure in the House, I have repeatedly voted against spending increases and introduced legislation to return America to a sustainable fiscal path.